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Joseph Kanon

USA flag (b.1946)

Joe Kanon was a publisher for many years, but turned poacher by becoming a novelist with his first, bestselling thriller Los Alamos, which was awarded the Edgar for the best first novel of 1997.

Genres: Historical, Thriller
Joseph Kanon recommends
The Seventh Cross (1942)
Anna Seghers
"At once a suspenseful manhunt story and a knowing portrait of the perils of ordinary life in Hitler's Germany, The Seventh Cross is not only an important novel, but an important historical document. This new, unabridged translation is a genuine publishing event."
Red Sparrow (2013)
(Dominika Egorova & Nathaniel Nash, book 1)
Jason Matthews
"All the tradecraft and cat-and-mouse tension of a classic spy thriller a terrific read."
An Honorable Man (2016)
(George Mueller, book 1)
Paul Vidich
"Cold War spy fiction in the grand tradition, neatly plotted betrayals in that shadow world where no one can be trusted and agents are haunted by their own moral compromises."
Firefly (2018)
(Paul Samson, book 1)
Henry Porter
"A classic chase thriller with an on-the-scenes look at the Syrian refugee crisis - it doesn’t get more contemporary than this."
Winter Work (2022)
Dan Fesperman
"Winter Work vividly captures those chaotic first months after the Berlin Wall came down, with East Germany in free fall and once feared Stasi officers running for cover - into the hands of their former enemies. An entertaining thriller about a society turned upside down."

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