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The Tourist

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The Tourist

Milo Weaver Series, Book 1
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"There are tourists from all over the world. Most of them want to kill you."—The Black Book of Tourism

In this contemporary international thriller that is reminiscent of John le Carré and Graham Greene, 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. Soon Milo is drawn into a conspiracy that links riots in the Sudan, an assassin committing suicide, and an old friend who's been accused of selling secrets to the Chinese. With new layers of intrigue being exposed in his old cases, and with the CIA and Homeland Security after him, 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.

"There are tourists from all over the world. Most of them want to kill you."—The Black Book of Tourism

In this contemporary international thriller that is reminiscent of John le Carré and Graham Greene, 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. Soon Milo is drawn into a conspiracy that links riots in the Sudan, an assassin committing suicide, and an old friend who's been accused of selling secrets to the Chinese. With new layers of intrigue being exposed in his old cases, and with the CIA and Homeland Security after him, 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.

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  • Olen Steinhauer is the author of an Eastern European thriller series including The Bridge of Sighs, 36 Yalta Boulevard, Liberation Movements, and Victory Square. His work has been twice nominated for the Edgar and shortlisted for the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger and the Anthony, the Barry, and the Macavity awards. He currently lives in Budapest, Hungary.

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  • AudioFile Magazine Tourists are the CIA's special team of assassins spread across the globe. Retired tourist Milo Weaver knows that to survive, he must trust no one--especially another tourist. Narrator Tom Weiner gives Milo the gravitas of a man disillusioned by an amoral world. Milo faces danger, deception, and death at every turn, and Weiner makes it plausible. Is the red-bearded man the connection to Muslim terrorists? Is the CIA responsible for the assassination of a Sudanese holy man to keep China from buying Sudanese oil? As well as handling Steinhauer's mind-boggling pacing and serpentine plotting, Weiner turns secondary characters into individuals--"The Tiger," an assassin dying of AIDS; a tenacious Homeland Security investigator; the devious CEOs and assorted thugs at the CIA. A super spy thriller. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine
  • Booklist (starred review) "[Weaver] is the perfect hero for such a richly nuanced tale."
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