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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books; Special edition, Value Promotion edition (June 7 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 125000067X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250000675
  • Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 2.9 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #690,408 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for 'The Tourist': '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 '[A] scathing portrait of the CIA! Steinhauer seems to know the world of spies and assassins all too well! it feels real! 'The Tourist' is serious entertainment that raises interesting questions' Washington Post '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 '"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' LA 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 --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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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 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. "


--The Boston Globe

--This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Toni Osborne TOP 100 REVIEWER on Aug. 20 2010
Format: Paperback
Book 1 in the trilogy staring Milo Weaver

This seemingly realistic thriller is a first rate fiction , a tale of the nasty and deceitful world of spies and assassins.

Milo Weaver aka Charles Alexander is one of the CIA's highly skilled assassins, in the trade they are known as "Tourists". When deployed to various corners of the world, their missions are to be executed without question.

The story opens in 2001 with Milo at a low point in his life. Being a "Tourist" for several years has taken its toll..... his only escape at this point is amphetamines and they are leaving him in a suicidal state. A new mission in Venice to stop the hit man known as "The Tiger" gives him a whole new look at life......

The story flashes forward to 2007. Now a married man with a child, away from active duty and bored at his desk job Milo finds himself longing for the excitement and the adrenalin rush of his old job....Once a spook always a spook.... Milo is reinvigorated when he is summoned to the side of the "Tiger" for a death bed conversation.... The man's confessions send Milo off once again on a chilling path into the world of international conspiracies.

This novel is a modern twist of the old days of espionage, a compelling and intricate account of betrayal, manipulation, loyalty and risk. Its central figure is a complicated man with many faults and flaws, but when faced with extraordinary situations he excels. Throughout the novel you will find plenty of breathtaking scenes and heart stopping action. I enjoyed piecing together the various parts of this very entertaining puzzle and would not hesitate recommending it to anyone.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. G. Bruyea on June 9 2009
Format: Hardcover
Terrific book , very well written , great story , complex but somehow easy to follow , hope there will be more in the Milo Weaver series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Samantha TOP 1000 REVIEWER on April 28 2011
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Milo Weaver, the tourist (a deep undercover CIA agent) is a fascinating character who inhabits the world of international espionage with full reader engagement. While I was a bit confused at the start, I soon learned to relax about the details because Steinhauer has a genius for untangling intricacies on a need to know basis. It is the best espionage/spy/mystery novel I've read in thirty years, since Gorky Park. Every character is built with a deft hand. Each scene is written with precision. I LOVED IT!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael K. Jeggo on April 27 2010
Format: Paperback
This was certainly in the LeCarre class, only easier to follow! It was a chapter by chapter 'hit', each one had something important to contribute, not the usual 'spy' fluff. Looking forward to some more Milo!
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By bernie TOP 100 REVIEWER on Nov. 16 2013
Format: Audio CD
I have to confess that I never heard of Olen Steinhauer. I was just using the OverDrive APP to search my local library and selected this audio book as the next available.

It is almost impossible to keep track of all the characters in an Agatha Christie novel because of the sheer number. This story however does not clutter the story with too many characters to follow at any one time as an audio book.

Being the first in a series we know who is not going to die. Yet you can believe that I may just be wrong. One thing I like about this book is the absence of flashbacks. There may be some background descriptions but you do not have to do much jumping around back and forth in time. The story is mostly told as a third party narration. We occasionally get into most of the characters minds. It is touted as being in the vein of John le Carré and Graham Greene. I think Olen Steinhauer is better in his own way. I am not sure how much of the experience is the narration by Tom Weiner. But it makes it easy to follow while driving and walking.

I do not want to paraphrase the story as that is the reason you are buying the book. However it as about an agent (Tourist) who decides this is not the life to live and tries to settle down to family life. The world will not let him be. There are many parallel threads but the main theme is that he is accused of murder and must find the real culprit before he is caught. The story is how he goes about it. For the most part we get the clues and the next step in this travel story as the main character (Milo Weaver) does.
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By Len TOP 100 REVIEWER on Feb. 12 2011
Format: Paperback
A suicidal secret agent shot and in desperate need of medical assistance, uses the last vestiges of energy to contact Venetian emergency services for a pregnant woman who's there with the very man he's been sent to kill. The agent survives to marry the woman whose discomfort he risked his own life to relief. Nevertheless, we're left with a number of questions. Why's the agent suicidal? Who does he work for? How did a pregnant woman happen to lie in the beginning throws of childbirth without only strangers around to help her? The story jumps ahead seven years when our protagonist has changed his identity from Charles Alexander to Milo Weaver. He's successfully escaped the life of an assassin and been given a desk job with the tourist bureau, an arm of the CIA which overseas tourists responsible for performing functions to which the U.S. government can never been seen as having any connection. Unfortunately, the head of tourism needs to eliminate one of their own, a beautiful agent working out of the American embassy in Paris and Milo, being an friend of the woman is seen as the one person who can get close enough to kill her. And so, he's brought back into service and return to a dangerous existence for which he'd come to hate more than death. It's a great read from the first paragraph to the last.
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