The Tourist

By Olen Steinhauer
(Minotaur Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9781250018410, 576pp.)

Publication Date: August 28, 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Compact Disc

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer '10 Reading Group List
“The classic spy novel is back! Only this time undercover agents are called 'Tourists,' and Milo Weaver has been called back into the game and asked to track a dangerous killer. This is espionage at its best with all the twists and turns you'd expect, a 'can't put it down' pace, and an ending that knocks your socks off. Steinhauer has crafted an enticing modern-day spy novel with such a surprising plot we find ourselves wondering at the end just who the proverbial 'good guys' really are!”
-- Barbara Drake, White Birch Books, North Conway, NH
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the March 2009 Indie Next List
“Milo Weaver was once a 'tourist' (aka an undercover agent) for the CIA. After retiring and marrying -- and trying to settle into his new life -- the past resurfaces with the arrest of a wanted assassin, and Milo is drawn back into his old life as a tourist. Full of intrigue and betrayal, this is a first-rate, fast-paced thriller.”
-- Sue Richardson, Maine Coast Book Shop, Inc., Damariscotta


Description

THE TOURIST

OLEN STEINHAUER

Milo Weaver has tried to leave his old life of secrets and lies behind by giving up his job as a “tourist” for the CIA—an undercover agent with no home, no identity. Now he’s working a desk at the agency’s New York headquarters. But when the arrest of a long-sought-after assassin sets off an investigation into a colleague, exposing new layers of intrigue in his old cases, he has no choice but to go back undercover and find out who’s been behind it allfrom the very beginning.

 

 




About the Author

Olen Steinhauer is a two-time Edgar Award finalist and has been shortlisted for the Anthony, the Macavity, the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, and the Barry awards. He is the author of the bestselling Milo Weaver novels, The Tourist and The Nearest Exit, as well as the acclaimed Eastern European crime series including The Bridge of Sighs, The Confession, 36 Yalta Boulevard, Liberation Movements, and Victory Square. Raised in Virginia, Steinhauer lives with his family in Budapest, Hungary.

Visit his web site at www.olensteinhauer.com




Praise For The Tourist

“Remember John le Carré…when he wrote about beaten-down, morally directionless spies? In other words, when he was good? That’s how Olen Steinhauer writes in this tale of a world-weary spook who can’t escape the old game.”—Time

“Smart… He excels when the focus is on Weaver an intriguing, damaged man yearning to break free of his dark profession.”—People


“Olen Steinhauer evokes the work of spy novel greats like John le Carré with his new novel, The Tourist…As in the best of le Carre'swork, the clandestine world of The Tourist is as much about bureaucrats as it is about black bag ops. Steinhauer has a solid grasp of the espionage world (either that or a fertile imagination) that enlivens his enjoyable story.”—Chicago Sun-Times


“Justifiably praised for his novels set in Cold War-era Eastern Europe.The Tourist is contemporary but equally intelligent, evocative, and nuanced.”—Seattle Times

“Elaborately engineered… He immerses his reader in the same kind of uncertainty that Milo faces at every turn… As for Mr. Steinhauer, the two-time Edgar Award nominee who can be legitimately mentioned alongside of Johnle Carré, he displays a high degree of what Mr. le Carré’s characters like to call tradecraft. If he’s as smart as The Tourist makes him sound, he’ll bring back Milo Weaver for a curtain call.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

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