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The Tourist

Milo Weaver

Olen Steinhauer

Minotaur Books

THE TOURIST

OLEN STEINHAUER

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.

 

 

THE TOURIST

OLEN STEINHAUER

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.

 

 

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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.

If suicide is sin, he thought, then

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Praise for The Tourist

“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

“Smart… He excels when the focus is on Weaver an intriguing, damaged man yearning to break free of his dark profession.”—People


“Olen Steinhauer evokes the work of spy novel greats like John le Carré with his new novel, The Tourist…As in the best of le Carre'swork, the clandestine world of The Tourist is as much about bureaucrats as it is about black bag ops. Steinhauer has a solid grasp of the espionage world (either that or a fertile imagination) that enlivens his enjoyable story.”—Chicago Sun-Times


“Justifiably praised for his novels set in Cold War-era Eastern Europe.The Tourist is contemporary but equally intelligent, evocative, and nuanced.”—Seattle Times

“Elaborately engineered… He immerses his reader in the same kind of uncertainty that Milo faces at every turn… As for Mr. Steinhauer, the two-time Edgar Award nominee who can be legitimately mentioned alongside of Johnle Carré, he displays a high degree of what Mr. le Carré’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.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“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

“Smart… He excels when the focus is on Weaver an intriguing, damaged man yearning to break free of his dark profession.”—People


“Olen Steinhauer evokes the work of spy novel greats like John le Carré with his new novel, The Tourist…As in the best of le Carre'swork, the clandestine world of The Tourist is as much about bureaucrats as it is about black bag ops. Steinhauer has a solid grasp of the espionage world (either that or a fertile imagination) that enlivens his enjoyable story.”—Chicago Sun-Times


“Justifiably praised for his novels set in Cold War-era Eastern Europe.The Tourist is contemporary but equally intelligent, evocative, and nuanced.”—Seattle Times

“Elaborately engineered… He immerses his reader in the same kind of uncertainty that Milo faces at every turn… As for Mr. Steinhauer, the two-time Edgar Award nominee who can be legitimately mentioned alongside of Johnle Carré, he displays a high degree of what Mr. le Carré’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.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

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Fiction Review: The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer, Author St. Martin's Minotaur $24.95 (408p) ISBN 978-0-312-36972-9

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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Olen Steinhauer

  • Olen Steinhauer 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. He is the author of the bestselling Milo Weaver novels, The Tourist and The Nearest Exit, as well as the acclaimed Eastern European crime series including The Bridge of Sighs, The Confession, 36 Yalta Boulevard, Liberation Movements, and Victory Square. Raised in Virginia, Steinhauer lives with his family in Budapest, Hungary.

    Visit his web site at www.olensteinhauer.com

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