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Publisher Comments:

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 le Carré.

Review:

"Edgar-finalist Steinhauer takes a break from his crime series set in an unnamed Eastern European country under Communist rule (Liberation Movements, etc.) to deliver an outstanding stand-alone, a contemporary spy thriller. Milo Weaver used to be a 'tourist,' one of the CIA's special field agents without a home or a name. Six years after leaving that career, Milo has found a certain amount of satisfaction as a husband and a father and with a desk job at the CIA's New York headquarters. The arrest of an international hit man and a meeting with a former colleague yank Milo back into his old role, from which retirement is never really possible. While plenty of breathtaking scenes in the world's most beautiful places bolster the heart-stopping action, the real story is the soul-crushing toil the job inflicts on a person who can't trust anyone, whose life is a lie fueled by paranoia. George Clooney's company has bought the film rights with the actor slated to star and produce. 100,000 first printing; author tour. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

In Olen Steinhauer's scathing portrait of the CIA, the agency's highly skilled assassins are called Tourists. They're scattered around the globe, perhaps 20 of them, and now and then one receives a message from their secret headquarters in Manhattan that will say, in so many words, "Go kill X." The Tourist's job is not to question the wisdom or morality of the assignment, but simply to go kill X, who... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Review:

"Steinhauer manages to push the genre's darker aspects to the extreme...without sacrificing the propulsive forward momentum....[Weaver] is the perfect hero for such a richly nuanced tale." Booklist (starred review)

Review:

"Superbly accomplished at both plotting and characterization...compelling and hard to put down...highly recommended." Library Journal (starred review)

Review:

"A little too talky, a little too convoluted to rank among Steinhauer's very best. Still, only le Carré can make a spy as interesting." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"The Tourist is an absolutely superb contemporary espionage novel in the great tradition of the old masters of the genre. Olen Steinhauer is a wonderful storyteller who is smart, observant, and witty. The Tourist has what it take to become a classic." Nelson DeMille

Synopsis:

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 classic espionage thrillers by Graham Greene and John le Carré.

Synopsis:

In Olen Steinhauers explosive New York Times bestseller, 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—and working a desk at the CIAs New York headquarters. But staying retired from the field becomes impossible when the arrest of a long-sought-after assassin sets off an investigation into one of Milos oldest colleagues and friends. With new layers of intrigue being exposed in his old cases, he has no choice but to go back undercover and find out whos been pulling the strings once and for all.

In The Tourist, Olen Steinhauer—twice nominated for the 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 genres most touted luminaries.

Synopsis:

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

The Tourist should be savored…

As rich and intriguing as the best of Le Carré, Deighton or Graham Greene, Steinhauers complex, moving spy novel is perfect for our uncertain, emotionally fraught times.”

—Los Angeles Times

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 hes working a desk at the agencys 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 whos been behind it allfrom the very beginning.

“[A] TOUR DE FORCE… First-rate popular fiction…The Tourist is SERIOUS ENTERTAINMENT that raises interesting questions.”—Washington Post

“The kind of PRINCIPLED HERO we long to believe still exists in fiction, if not in life.”

—The New York Times Book Review (Editors Choice)

“Elaborately engineered… Mr. Steinhauer, the two-time Edgar Award nominee…can be legitimately mentioned alongside of John le Carré.”

—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“UNRELENTING PARANOIA…AN EXCITING RIDE. “

—The Boston Globe

About the Author

Olen Steinhauer's widely acclaimed Eastern European crime series, which he was inspired to write while on a Fullbright fellowship, 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. Film rights to The Tourist have been optioned by Warner Brothers for George Clooney. Raised in Virginia, Steinhauer lives with his family in Budapest, Hungary.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312369729
Author:
Steinhauer, Olen
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Subject:
Undercover operations
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Spy stories
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Mystery
Subject:
Detective / General
Subject:
Detective/Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Thrillers/Espionage
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Tall Rack Paperback
Series Volume:
No. 1
Publication Date:
20120828
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
8.27 x 5.49 x 1.14 in

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Product details 576 pages St. Martin's Minotaur - English 9780312369729 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Edgar-finalist Steinhauer takes a break from his crime series set in an unnamed Eastern European country under Communist rule (Liberation Movements, etc.) to deliver an outstanding stand-alone, a contemporary spy thriller. Milo Weaver used to be a 'tourist,' one of the CIA's special field agents without a home or a name. Six years after leaving that career, Milo has found a certain amount of satisfaction as a husband and a father and with a desk job at the CIA's New York headquarters. The arrest of an international hit man and a meeting with a former colleague yank Milo back into his old role, from which retirement is never really possible. While plenty of breathtaking scenes in the world's most beautiful places bolster the heart-stopping action, the real story is the soul-crushing toil the job inflicts on a person who can't trust anyone, whose life is a lie fueled by paranoia. George Clooney's company has bought the film rights with the actor slated to star and produce. 100,000 first printing; author tour. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Steinhauer manages to push the genre's darker aspects to the extreme...without sacrificing the propulsive forward momentum....[Weaver] is the perfect hero for such a richly nuanced tale."
"Review" by , "Superbly accomplished at both plotting and characterization...compelling and hard to put down...highly recommended."
"Review" by , "A little too talky, a little too convoluted to rank among Steinhauer's very best. Still, only le Carré can make a spy as interesting."
"Review" by , "The Tourist is an absolutely superb contemporary espionage novel in the great tradition of the old masters of the genre. Olen Steinhauer is a wonderful storyteller who is smart, observant, and witty. The Tourist has what it take to become a classic."
"Synopsis" by , 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 classic espionage thrillers by Graham Greene and John le Carré.
"Synopsis" by ,

In Olen Steinhauers explosive New York Times bestseller, 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—and working a desk at the CIAs New York headquarters. But staying retired from the field becomes impossible when the arrest of a long-sought-after assassin sets off an investigation into one of Milos oldest colleagues and friends. With new layers of intrigue being exposed in his old cases, he has no choice but to go back undercover and find out whos been pulling the strings once and for all.

In The Tourist, Olen Steinhauer—twice nominated for the 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 genres most touted luminaries.

"Synopsis" by ,

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

The Tourist should be savored…

As rich and intriguing as the best of Le Carré, Deighton or Graham Greene, Steinhauers complex, moving spy novel is perfect for our uncertain, emotionally fraught times.”

—Los Angeles Times

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 hes working a desk at the agencys 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 whos been behind it allfrom the very beginning.

“[A] TOUR DE FORCE… First-rate popular fiction…The Tourist is SERIOUS ENTERTAINMENT that raises interesting questions.”—Washington Post

“The kind of PRINCIPLED HERO we long to believe still exists in fiction, if not in life.”

—The New York Times Book Review (Editors Choice)

“Elaborately engineered… Mr. Steinhauer, the two-time Edgar Award nominee…can be legitimately mentioned alongside of John le Carré.”

—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“UNRELENTING PARANOIA…AN EXCITING RIDE. “

—The Boston Globe

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