The Tourist

Milo Weaver (Volume 1)

Olen Steinhauer

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In Olen Steinhauer’s explosive New York Times bestseller, 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—and working a desk at the CIA’s New York headquarters. But staying retired from the field becomes impossible when the arrest of a long-sought-after assassin sets off an investigation into one of Milo’s oldest colleagues and friends. With new layers of intrigue being exposed in his old cases, he has no choice but to go back undercover and find out who’s been pulling the strings once and for all.

In The Tourist, Olen Steinhauer—twice nominated for the Edgar Award—tackles an intricate story of betrayal and manipulation, loyalty and risk, in an utterly compelling novel that is both thoroughly modern and yet also reminiscent of the espionage genre’s most touted luminaries.

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THE TOURIST (CHAPTER 1)

Four hours after his failed suicide attempt, he descended toward Aerodrom Ljubljana. A tone sounded, and above his head the seat belt sign glowed. Beside him, a Swiss businesswoman buckled her belt and gazed out the window at the clear Slovenian sky--all it had taken was one initial rebuff to convince her that the twitching American she'd been seated next to had no interest in conversation.

The American closed his eyes, thinking about the morning's failure in Amsterdam--gunfire, shattering glass and splintered wood, sirens.

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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.”
—Time


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Edgar-finalist Steinhauer takes a break from his crime series set in an unnamed Eastern European country under Communist rule (Liberation Movements , etc.) to del
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Olen Steinhauer

Olen Steinhauer is the author of the bestselling Milo Weaver series, including The Nearest Exit, and a series of widely acclaimed Eastern European crime novels, which include The Bridge of Sighs, The Confession, 36 Yalta Boulevard, Liberation Movements, and Victory Square. He is a two-time Edgar Award finalist and has been shortlisted for the Anthony, the Macavity, the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, and the Barry awards. Raised in Virginia, Steinhauer lives with his family in Budapest, Hungary.

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The Tourist
Olen Steinhauer

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
February 2010
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ISBN: 9780312374877
ISBN10: 0312374879
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 432 pages
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St. Martin's Press
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August 2012
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ISBN: 9781250018410
ISBN10: 1250018412
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June 2011
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ISBN: 9781250000675
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