An American Spy

An American Spy

Paperback Milo Weaver

By (author) Olen Steinhauer

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  • Publisher: St Martin's Press
  • Format: Paperback | 386 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 211mm x 36mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 16 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0312622902
  • ISBN 13: 9780312622909
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 161,572

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"Another must-read from the best novelist working today in the tradition of John le Carre." --"Booklist" (starred) In Olen Steinhauer's bestseller, "The Tourist," reluctant CIA agent Milo Weaver uncovered a conspiracy linking the Chinese government to the highest reaches of the American intelligence community, including his own Department of Tourism--the most clandestine department in the Company. The shocking blowback arrived in the Hammett Award-winning "The Nearest Exit" when the department was almost completely wiped out as the result of an even more insidious plot. Following on the heels of these two spectacular "New York Times" bestsellers comes "An American Spy," Steinhauer's most outstanding thriller yet. With only a handful of "tourists"--CIA-trained assassins--left, Weaver would like to move on and use this as an opportunity to regain a normal life focused on his family. But his former boss, Alan Drummond, can't let it go. When Alan uses one of Milo's compromised aliases then disappears, calling all kinds of attention to himself, Milo must hunt him down.Worse still, it's beginning to look as if the department's enemies are gearing up for a final, fatal blow. With "An American Spy," Olen Steinhauer, by far the best espionage writer in a generation, delivers a searing international thriller."An American Spy" is one of "The New York Times" Notable Books of 2012.

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OLEN STEINHAUER, the "New York Times" bestselling author of eight novels, is a two-time Edgar award finalist, a Dashiell Hammett award winner and has been shortlisted for the Anthony, the Macavity, the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, and the Barry awards. Raised in Virginia, he lives in Budapest.

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Praise for "The Nearest Exit " ""The Nearest Exit" [is] a terrific second installment in Olen Steinhauer's 'Tourist' spy series about Milo Weaver, a brooding CIA operative with all the right lone-wolf tendencies. . . . Milo's company is at least as valuable to the series' appeal as is his flair for international trickery." ---Janet Maslin, "The New York Times" (Notable Book of 2010) "Weaver is the novel's gem. . . . In many ways this is a classic spy novel, but it's Weaver's angst that lifts the book to a compelling level of freshness." ---"USA Today ""Steinhauer delivers another winner in "The Nearest Exit", a spy novel that asks deeper questions about the price we extract from individuals in the pursuit of the so-called greater good and the innocents who become collateral damage. It's a subject as relevant to a spy within the CIA as it is to any of us: That's a point that---through the prism of Milo's humanity and the dangerous web in which he finds himself enmeshed---Steinhauer makes abundantly and thrillingly clear." "---Los Angeles Times" Praise for "The Tourist" "Here's the best spy novel I've ever read that wasn't written by John le Carre. . . . It's a complex story of betrayal anchored by a protagonist who's as winning as he is wily." ---Stephen King, "Entertainment Weekly " "Remember John le Carre . . . 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" "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)