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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Pleasure,
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Book By Olen Steinhauer,
This review is from: The Tourist (Hardcover)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:)))
4.0 out of 5 stars A page turner,
Based on this single book, I would have to say that the Steinhauer comparisons to Le Carré are overstated. Le Carré is still the master of spycraft and espionage writing. The amount of gunplay (in public places) makes it unrealistic and gives a cinematic quality to the writing; i.e. you can easily write a screenplay base on this book than on a Le Carré book.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First Rate,
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.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Tourist,
This review is from: The Tourist (Hardcover)Terrific book , very well written , great story , complex but somehow easy to follow , hope there will be more in the Milo Weaver series.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!,
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read from the first paragraph to the last.,
5.0 out of 5 stars The Tourist, - a slow start, but worth the wait,
Once I had got past the first 40 pages or so, it really engaged me, and I found I couldn't put it down, a real page turner.
The characters are well developed, especially of course the main character, Milo Weaver, and I found myself riding an emotional see-saw with his trials and tribulations.
A recommended read for anyone who like mysteries and spy novels.
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The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer (Paperback - Jun 7 2011)
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