Superb new CIA thriller featuring black ops expert Milo Weaver and acclaimed by Lee Child as 'first class -- the kind of thing John le Carre might have written' In the global age of the CIA, wherever there's trouble, there's a Tourist: the men and women who do the dirty work. They're the Company's best agents -- and Milo Weaver was the best of them all. Following a near-lethal encounter with foreign hitman the 'Tiger', a burnt-out Milo decides to continue his work from behind a desk. Four years later, he's no closer to finding the Tiger than he was before. When the elusive assassin unexpectedly gives himself up to Milo, it's because he wants something in return: revenge. Once a Tourist, always a Tourist -- soon Milo is back in the field, tracking down the Tiger's handler in a world of betrayal, skewed politics and extreme violence. It's a world he knows well but he's about to learn the toughest lesson of all: trust no one.
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Praise for 'The Tourist': 'Here is the best spy novel I've ever read that wasn't written by John le Carre' Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly 'A spy novel for our times! fascinating and exciting' Literary Review 'A first class spy novel -- wry, intelligent, layered! the kind of thing John le Carre might have written if he knew then what we know now' Lee Child 'Compelling and hard to put down. ![Steinhauer is] superbly accomplished at both plotting and characterization' Library Journal 'Steinhauer manages to push the genre's darker aspects to the extreme! and Weaver is the perfect hero for such a richly nuanced tale. Comparisons to the classic spy novels of le Carre, Greene, and Deighton [are] largely justified' Booklist 'Outstanding! heart-stopping action' Publisher's Weekly 'Utterly credible!Steinhauer, the two-time Edgar Award nominee who can be legitimately mentioned alongside John le Carre, 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' New York Times Praise for 'Victory Square': 'Well-plotted series! currents of rebellion and pro-democracy fervor sizzle in the air and this story catches all the danger and excitement of the historic moment' New York Times 'His people are real, the crimes genuine, and he is telling larger truths about that era, making it unusually accessible' LA Times 'If you haven't yet discovered this gem of a series, I can't recommend them enough' The National Review Praise for 'The Istanbul Variations': 'Great stuff.' Observer Praise for 'The Vienna Assignment': 'Fascinating!clever!a beautifully written spy thriller.' Guardian 'Steinhauer has carved a niche for his well-researched Cold War thrillers!.vividly captures the atmosphere and the mood of the time, with credible characters and impressive detail.' Sunday Telegraph
About Olen Steinhauer
Olen Steinhauer was raised in Texas and now lives in Budapest, Hungary. He was inspired to write his Eastern European series while on a Fulbright Scholarship in Romania. His first four novels have been nominated for many awards, including the CWA Historical Dagger and an Edgar, and have been critically acclaimed.
The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer
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