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“The best spy novel I’ve ever read that wasn’t written by John le Carré.”
—Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly
“The kind of principled hero we long to believe still exists in fiction, if not in life.”
—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice)
“As rich and intriguing as the best of le Carré, Deighton or Graham Greene . . . The Tourist should be savored.”
—Los Angeles Times
“Tour de force . . . First-rate popular fiction . . . The Tourist is serious entertainment that raises interesting questions.”
—The Washington Post
"Remember John le Carré . . . 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.”
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
"The Tourist should be savored…
As rich and intriguing as the best of Le Carré, 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 Carré."
--Janet Maslin, The New York Times
"UNRELENTING PARANOIA…AN EXCITING RIDE. "
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--The Boston Globe
I was looking for a Robert Ludlum type of action and suspense filled spy story - that is not what I got. This book was boring, nonsensical and poorly written.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
fabulous twists and turns and the ending totally surprised me! Can't wait to start the next book in the series.Published 15 months ago by Shawn Sinclair
I enjoyed this book, although I doubt it will hit the best seller list. In my opinion, it was a little too far
fetched. Read more
This is a throwback to spy novels of the past which kept you guessing on who was responsible for what. Veery enjoyable and hard to put down.Published on June 11 2013 by Milan Stevulak
Great Book loved this story and how it was written Olen Steinhauer is the 2012 and on Robert Ludlum! look forward to his new books:)))Published on Jan. 14 2013 by Endre Barath,Jr.
This book is the first in a series and I have not read the sequels. I finished half the book in an afternoon and limited myself to a chapter a day because I wanted to prolong my... Read morePublished on Dec 26 2012 by E1f