Friends and readers,

I'm excited to announce that my latest novel released today as hardcover and ebook. 

Lost Kin, two long estranged brothers, Max and Harry Kaspar, finally reunite in 1946 Munich and resolve to rescue a stranded group of Cossack refugees the Soviets are hunting down. Lost Kin is the third in the Kaspar Brothers series that includes The Losing Role (2010) and Liberated: A Novel of Germany, 1945 (2014), but the story can be read on its own.

Read on for details about the launch at Powell's on Hawthorne April 7 as well as a possible film deal for one of my other books. 

I appreciate the support and hope you enjoy the new novel. Pass the word, please consider reviewing my work online, and thank you always for reading.

Lost Kin: A Novel

Reunited brothers confront a secret Allied betrayal in postwar Munich.

Occupied Munich, 1946: Irina, a Cossack refugee, confesses to murdering a GI, but American captain Harry Kaspar doesn’t buy it. As Harry scours the devastated city for the truth, it leads him to his long-lost German brother, Max, who returned to Hitler’s Germany before the war.

Max has a questionable past, and he needs Harry for the cause that could redeem him: rescuing Irina’s stranded clan of Cossacks who have been disowned by the Allies and are now being hunted by Soviet death squads—the cold-blooded upshot of a callous postwar policy.

As a harsh winter brews, the Soviets close in and the Cold War looms, Harry and Max desperately plan for a risky last-ditch rescue on a remote stretch of the German-Czech border. A mysterious visitor from Max’s darkest days shadows them. Everyone is suspect, including Harry’s lover, Sabine, and Munich detective Hartmut Dietz—both of whom have pledged to help. But before the Kaspar brothers can save the innocent victims of peace, grave secrets and the deep contempt sown during the war threaten to damn them all.

Advance praise for Lost Kin:

"There's enough action and mystery to keep the pages turning—traitors done in by a shashka, a Ukrainian sword; a dramatic face-off in Czechoslovakia's snowy Šumava Mountains—all spun out in a masterful story of redemption found within the brutalities of postwar realpolitik. Classic noir shadowed by the hulks and rubble of the once-proud city of Munich, a character itself in this haunting tale . . . . . . Anderson deserves a standing ovation." –Kirkus Reviews

"A fascinating era, one of history's deep, dark pockets, observed with camera-like precision—captivating characters and dialogue worthy of Mad Men. I shouldn’t endorse Steve Anderson, I should put out a contract on him—he’s the competition. If you read only one book this year, read Lost Kin.” –John Lawton, author of the Troy novels

"Bravo! This is a hard-hitting tale of international intrigue, forced repatriation, and the bittersweet meaning of kinship when all values—even the most elementary ones—appear to have been swallowed up by war.” —Ben Pastor, author of Tin Sky, the latest novel in the Martin Bora series

"Steve Anderson deftly creates a world on the razor’s edge of survival, where yesterday’s allies are tomorrow’s cruel enemy, with the innocent caught in between. A great read!” —James R. Benn, author of The White Ghost, a Billy Boyle WWII mystery

"This pulsing mystery-thriller set in postwar Germany captures time in a capsule.” —J. Sydney Jones, author of the acclaimed Viennese Mystery series and the WWII thriller, Ruin Value

"An excellent atmospheric portrayal of post-war Germany and the complexities of growing international maneuvering during that period, all wrapped in an intriguing mystery. Kudos!” —Ron Lealos, author of Pashtun and Don’t Mean Nuthin’


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The Kaspar Brothers Novels
Lost Kin: A Novel is the third book in the Kaspar Brothers series. The story of Max Kaspar forced into a suicidal mission during WWII is told in The Losing Role, while Harry Kaspar’s deadly postwar rite of passage follows in Liberated: A Novel of Germany, 1945
Other Novels
A Movie Version of The Other Oregon?
I've excited to report that a film production company in LA recently offered a development deal for The Other Oregon, and the papers have just been signed. A lot would have to happen for it to reach production, but it's nice to dream. Fingers crossed. I'll keep you posted. 
Lost Kin Launch at Powell's on Hawthorne
I'm excited to introduce Lost Kin at legendary Powell's on Hawthorne, my old stomping grounds. For more, see the Facebook event page or Powell's
Thursday, April 7, 2016
7:00 pm  — 8:00 pm
Powell's Books on Hawthorne 
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland 97214

I hope to see you there!
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