The Ruthenia Quintet is a series of historical thriller/mystery novels by American author Olen Steinhauer. The series is set in Eastern Europe. The series starts in 1948 and ends with the fall of communism in 1989. One book represents a decade. Each book follows a different main character. The series is also known as The […]


Olen Steinhauer is an American novelist of historical and spy mysteries/thrillers. He is the author of the Ruthenia Quintet and the Milo Weaver series. The New York Times said of him, “Not since John le Carre has a writer so vividly evoked the multilayered, multifaceted, deeply paranoid world of espionage, in which identities and allegiances […]