Steve LeVine is the author of The Oil and the Glory: The Pursuit of Empire and Fortune on the Caspian Sea. He is the chief foreign affairs writer for BusinessWeek and is based in Washington, D.C. He was a foreign correspondent for eighteen years, posted in the Soviet Union, Pakistan, and the Philippines, reporting for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek, Financial Times, and other publications.
"If Steve LeVine's aim in his new book, Putin's Labyrinth, was to chill us to the marrow about post-communist Russia, he has succeeded. . . . LeVine's investigations and interviews are thorough and his conclusions sober."--Chicago Tribune "Putin's Labyrinth is an extremely readable account that is as timely as today's news stories. I recommend it without reservation."--David M. Kinchen, HuntingtonNews.net "[A] hot-off-the-presses expos . . . LeVine's important take on the all-too-real machinations and bloodthirstiness from which espionage thrillers are made is both unnerving and intriguing."--Booklist "A riveting look at today's Russia under the leadership of Vladimir Putin."--Kingston Observer