- Publisher: St Martin's Press
- Format: Paperback | 564 pages
- Dimensions: 104mm x 185mm x 46mm | 363g
- Publication date: 25 October 2012
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 1250018412
- ISBN 13: 9781250018410
- Edition statement: Reprint
- Sales rank: 456,417
THE TOURIST OLEN STEINHAUER 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 he's working a desk at the agency's 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 who's been behind it allfrom the very beginning.
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Olen Steinhauer 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. He is the author of the bestselling Milo Weaver novels, "The Tourist" and "The Nearest Exit," as well as the acclaimed Eastern European crime series including "The Bridge of Sighs, The Confession, 36 Yalta Boulevard, Liberation Movements," and "Victory Square." Raised in Virginia, Steinhauer lives with his family in Budapest, Hungary.
"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""Smart... He excels when the focus is on Weaver an intriguing, damaged man yearning to break free of his dark profession."--"People""" "Olen Steinhauer evokes the work of spy novel greats like John le Carre with his new novel, "The Tourist."..As in the best of le Carre'swork, the clandestine world of "The Tourist" is as much about bureaucrats as it is about black bag ops. Steinhauer has a solid grasp of the espionage world (either that or a fertile imagination) that enlivens his enjoyable story."--"Chicago Sun-Times"" ""Justifiably praised for his novels set in Cold War-era Eastern Europe."The Tourist" is contemporary but equally intelligent, evocative, and nuanced."--"Seattle Times""Elaborately engineered... He immerses his reader in the same kind of uncertainty that Milo faces at every turn... As for Mr. Steinhauer, the two-time Edgar Award nominee who can be legitimately mentioned alongside of Johnle Carre, he displays a high degree of what Mr. le Carre's characters like to call tradecraft. If he's as smart as "The Tourist "makes him sound, he'll bring back Milo Weaver for a curtain call."--Janet Maslin, "The New York Times "
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A "New York Times" Notable Book of the Year ""The Tourist" should be savored As rich and intriguing as the best of Le Carre, Deighton or Graham Greene, Steinhauer's 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 he's working a desk at the agency's 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 who's 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" (Editor's Choice) "Elaborately engineered Mr. Steinhauer, the two-time Edgar Award nominee can be legitimately mentioned alongside of John le Carre." --Janet Maslin, "The New York Times" "UNRELENTING PARANOIA AN EXCITING RIDE. " --"The Boston Globe""