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Milo Weaver provided to be a “tourist” for the CIA—an undercover agent through no residence, no identity. But when the arremainder of an assassin exposes new layers of intrigue in his old instances, he has actually no option yet to go back undercover and find out who’s holding the strings once and also for all.

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Milo Weaver used to be a “tourist” for the CIA—an undercover agent with no residence, no identity—yet he’s considering that reexhausted 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 keys and lies behind. However, when the arremainder of a long-sought-after assassin sets off an examination right into one of Milo’s earliest colleagues and also exposes new layers of intrigue in his old cases, he has no alternative yet to go ago undercover and also uncover out who’s holding the strings once and for all.In The Tourist, Olen Steinhauer---twice nominated for an Edgar Award---tackles an detailed story of betrayal and manipulation, loyalty and also danger in an utterly compelling novel that is both thoapproximately contemporary and yet also reminiscent of the espionage genre’s luminaries: Len Deighton, Graham Greene, and John LeCarré.


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The Tourist is fast, slick, and gratifying... Though violations of rudimentary spycraft will certainly drive some readers crazy, occasionally a story is so good at giving you an alternate look at your own world that you tug and also pull to make it fit simply appropriate...continued

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The Washington Post
erious entertainment that raises interesting concerns. The Los Angeles Times
As wealthy and intriguing as the best of Le Carré, Deighton or Graham Greene, Steinhauer"s complex, relocating spy novel is perfect for our unspecific, emotionally fraught times. The New York Times
Mr. Steinhauer, the two-time Edgar Award nominee who deserve to be legitimately mentioned alongside John le Carré... displays a high degree of what Mr. le Carré’s personalities prefer to call tradecraft. If he’s as smart as The Tourist renders him sound, he’ll bring ago Milo Weaver for a curtain speak to.

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Publishers Weekly
Starred Resee. While plenty of breathtaking scenes ... bolster the heart-stopping action, the genuine story is the soul-crushing toil the task inflicts on a perchild who can not trust anyone, whose life is a lie sustained by paranoia. Kirkus Reviews
Starred Resee. Steinhauer manperiods to push the genre"s darker aspects to the too much ... without sacrificing the propulsive forward momentum. ... is the perfect hero for such a richly nuanced tale. Library Journal
Starred Recheck out. Highly recommended for all public libraries. Thomas Perry
Olen Steinhauer"s The Tourist is a complicated, fast-paced spy novel populated by dozens of striking characters, each with an unexpected, moving location in the puzzle. Lee Child
A first-course spy novel - wry, intelligent, layered ... the kind of point John le Carré might have actually composed if he knew then what we know currently. Nelchild DeMille
The Tourist is an absolutely superb contemporary espionage novel in the great heritage of the old masters of the genre. Olen Steinhauer is a wonderful storyteller that is smart, observant, and also witty. The Tourist has what it require to end up being a timeless.
The Tourist "The Tourist" is an excellent check out. This spy thriller has actually many twists and transforms and also a couple of surprises to keep the reader off-balanced. The creating style is similar to Robert Ludlum"s finest works. The bottom line? If you love Ludlum, then you will take on ... Read More
Solid Read Story well created and also an enjoyable review. The plot runs well till approaching the finish, then it gets a bit shenable and also runs out of steam. My impression of the conclusion is an attempt at a Le"Carresk ...In From the Cold lit, yet came off flat... Read More
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Representing the ClandestineIf Tourism, Olen Steinhauer"s designed black-ops division within the CIA, were real, what would its insignia look like? Trevor Paglen has actually documented seventy-five shoulder patches designed for USA concealed agencies in his book, I Could Tell You yet Then You Would Have to Be Destroyed by Me. (The title is a translation from Latin of the patch for the Navy Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 4, at Point Mugu in California). He submitted hundreds of Freedom of Information researches for the imeras, then decoded their heraldry and iconography by interviewing military men and women. If, for instance, you view a patch through five stars on peak and also one star on the bottom, you understand it has actually ...

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