Milo Weaver used to be a "tourist" for the CIA--an undercover agent with no home, no identity--but he's since retired from the field to become a middle-level manager at the CIA's New York headquarters. He's acquired a wife, a daughter, and a brownstone in Brooklyn, and he's tried to leave his old life of secrets and lies behind. However, when the arrest of a long-sought-after assassin sets off an investigation into one of Milo's oldest colleagues and exposes new layers of intrigue in his old cases, he has no choice but to go back undercover and find out who's holding the strings once and for all.
In The Tourist, Olen Steinhauer---twice nominated for an Edgar Award---tackles an intricate story of betrayal and manipulation, loyalty and risk in an utterly compelling novel that is both thoroughly modern and yet also reminiscent of the espionage genre's luminaries: Len Deighton, Graham Greene, and John LeCarré.
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Returning to New York, Weaver.Jan 23 2011 | Read Full Review of The Tourist
It was a pleasure to watch events unfold and Olen Steinhauer's skills evolve over the five-novel series he set in an unnamed Soviet bloc nation -- from the police procedural "The Bridge of Sighs" (2003), in which the idealistic cops of the First District Militia Station are introduced, through th...Mar 07 2009 | Read Full Review of The Tourist
The publisher reports that "The Tourist" is the first of three novels focused on the post-9/11 world -- and that George Clooney has bought its film rights.Mar 16 2009 | Read Full Review of The Tourist
You can change your name, change your job description—you can even become a bourgeois family man, Milo.Jan 28 2013 | Read Full Review of The Tourist
In Steinhauer's smart spy novel, covert agent Milo Weaver has retired from his life as a "Tourist" (a cold-blooded CIA fixer) and now works a desk job for "the Company," a secret arm of the CIA.Apr 13 2009 | Read Full Review of The Tourist
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Washington Post review by Patrick Anderson.Jan 15 2014 | Read Full Review of The Tourist
The number of betrayals on a global scale is astonishing—high level agents whose agendas are more personal than national, agents who work as double agents, agents who sell out each other within the department, and trained agents who leave their organizations to assume new identities and freelance...Mar 27 2009 | Read Full Review of The Tourist
Before this yarn has executed its final twist, Weaver learns he is being swept back into those terrible events of 2001, when he believed his life as a tourist was over.Nov 01 2014 | Read Full Review of The Tourist
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The publicity put Steinhauer in the pantheon of great spy thriller writers like Le Carre, Deighton, Graham Green, etc.Mar 09 2009 | Read Full Review of The Tourist
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