The Nearest Exit (CD-Audio)

A Novel (Milo Weaver #2)

By Olen Steinhauer, David Pittu (Read by)

Macmillan Audio, 9781427209733

Publication Date: May 11, 2010

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June 2010 Indie Next List

“Milo Weaver is an undercover spy for the CIA, and he doesn't know who to trust, even within his own organization. His job requires blind obedience, but a burgeoning sense of empathy has compromised his callousness, and when he is instructed to kill a young girl, he balks, grappling with his own moral identity. A terrific story of suspense and action, with powerful writing and unforgettable characters.”
— Jennie Turner-Collins, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH
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Description

Milo Weaver has nowhere to turn but back to the CIA in Olen Steinhauer's brilliant follow-up to the New York Times bestselling espionage novel The Tourist

The Tourist, Steinhauer's first contemporary novel after his awardwinning historical series, was a runaway hit, spending three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and garnering rave reviews from critics.

Now faced with the end of his quiet, settled life, reluctant spy Milo Weaver has no choice but to turn back to his old job as a "tourist." Before he can get back to the CIA's dirty work, he has to prove his loyalty to his new bosses, who know little of Milo's background and less about who is really pulling the strings in the government above the Department of Tourism-or in the outside world, which is beginning to believe the legend of its existence. Milo is suddenly in a dangerous position, between right and wrong, between powerful self-interested men, between patriots and traitors-especially as a man who has nothing left to lose.

“Milo Weaver, Steinhauer’s hero, is the opposite of Swagger and Reacher—he is conflicted and neurotic and hopelessly sentimental—but no less entertaining.” —Malcolm Gladwell, TheNewYorker.com

“Milo’s company is at least as valuable to the series’s appeal as is his flair for international trickery.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times



About the Author

Olen Steinhauer is the New York Times bestselling author of the Milo Weaver novels, including The Tourist and An American Spy. He is also a Dashiell Hammett Award winner, a two-time Edgar Award finalist, and has been nominated for the Anthony, Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, Macavity, and Barry awards.

He is also the creator of the Epix TV series Berlin Station. He was raised in Virginia, and now divides his time between New York and Budapest.



David Pittu is a two-time Tony nominee, and has narrated over 36 audiobooks, including Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, which earned an Audie for literary fiction and best male narrator. His other work includes The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides and An American Spy by Olen Steinhauer. Pittu has also read for Rick Riordan, Ann Rice, and Keigo Higashino, among others.


Well-known for his work in theater, Pittu has appeared off-Broadway in LoveMusik and Is He Dead, for which he received his Tony nominations, as well as Parade, for which he earned a National Broadway Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He is also a writer, member, and director of the Atlantic Theater company. He lives in New York City.



Praise For The Nearest Exit: A Novel (Milo Weaver #2)

Praise for the Milo Weaver series

THE TOURIST
“A protagonist who’s as winning as he is wily.” —Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

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

“The kind of principled hero we long to believe still exists in fiction, if not in life.” —The New York Times Book Review (Editor’s Choice)

THE NEAREST EXIT
“Milo Weaver, Steinhauer’s hero, is the opposite of Swagger and Reacher—he is conflicted and neurotic and hopelessly sentimental—but no less entertaining.” —Malcolm Gladwell, TheNewYorker.com

“Milo’s company is at least as valuable to the series’s appeal as is his flair for international trickery.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times

AN AMERICAN SPY
“Olen Steinhauer’s Milo Weaver novels are must-reads for lovers of the genre.” —The Washington Post

“Readers are irresistibly drawn into Weaver's dogged struggle to unravel a complicated game of cat and mouse.” —USA Today