In Olen Steinhauer’s 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 CIA’s New York headquarters. But staying retired... show more
In Olen Steinhauer’s 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 CIA’s 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 Milo’s 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 who’s 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 genre’s most touted luminaries.
Publish date: February 16th 2010
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
Series: The Tourist (#1)
Olen Steinhauer raised my estimation of him tremendously in this book from the last one I read, All the Old Knives. This was an interesting and page-turning adventure with plot twists I didn't see and characters I cared about much more. Milo Weaver is a guy I will happily follow through his series. ...
Here goes a flowing story line, refreshing coincidences and outright weird heroes... Q: He lifted the desk phone and typed 49, and after a doorman’s military opening gambit—“Yes, sir”—he cut in: “Name.”“Steven Norris, sir.”“Listen carefully, Steven Norris. Are you listening?”“Uh, yes. Sir.”“If you e...
Espionage loves its jargon and its arcane techniques. The CIA is called The Company, by those who know. Spies practice tradecraft, which encompasses everything from how to designate, mark, and carry out a drop off to how properly to evade surveillance to how to communicate in code so that correct ...
An engaging if straightforward spy thriller focused more on domestic anti-terrorism agencies (including the here newly created Department of Homeland Security) than on any far reaching international plot. Tourist Milo Weaver's family serves as the novel's moral core, again making this a more intro...