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An American Spy

Milo Weaver (Volume 3)

Olen Steinhauer; Read by David Pittu

Macmillan Audio

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In Olen Steinhauer’s bestseller The Tourist, reluctant CIA agent Milo Weaver uncovered a conspiracy linking the Chinese government to the highest reaches of the American intelligence community, including his own Department of Tourism---the most clandestine department in the Company. The shocking blowback arrived in the Hammett Award--winning The Nearest Exit when the Department of Tourism was almost completely wiped out as the result of an even more insidious plot.

Following on the heels of these two spectacular novels comes An American Spy, Olen Steinhauer’s most stunning thriller yet. With only a handful of “tourists”---CIA-trained assassins---left, Weaver would like to move on and use this as an opportunity to regain a normal life, a life focused on his family. His former boss in the CIA, Alan Drummond, can’t let it go. When Alan uses one of Milo’s compromised aliases to travel to London and then disappears, calling all kinds of attention to his actions, Milo can’t help but go in search of him.

Worse still, it's beginning to look as if Tourism's enemies are gearing up for a final, fatal blow.

With An American Spy, Olen Steinhauer, by far the best espionage writer in a generation, delivers a searing international thriller that will settle once and for all who is pulling the strings and who is being played.

An American Spy is one of The New York Times Notable Books of 2012.

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AN AMERICAN SPY (CHAPTER 1)

The time Xin Zhu spent trying to be unheard could have added up to an entire life. Hours driving extra laps through a city, watching the rearview; accumulated minutes gazing into street-window reflections and standing in queues for bread or soup he didn’t even want because his stomach was in knots. Sitting behind desks, thinking through cover stories and diversions and wondering how long ago his office was last scoured for bugs. Visits to cemeteries and bars and churches and empty warehouses and parking garages, only to find that his date wasn’t going to

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    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Olen Steinhauer's thriller novel An American Spy, narrated by David Pittu. Following on the heels of Steinhauer's spectacular novels The Tourist and The Nearest Exit comes An American Spy, his most stunning thriller yet. With only a handful of "tourists"---CIA-trained assassins---left, Weaver would like to move on and use this as an opportunity to regain a normal life, a life focused on his family. His former boss in the CIA, Alan Drummond, can't let it go. When Alan us

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“David Pittu’s careful, taut narration makes it possible for listeners to follow every move of the array of agents and spymasters – Chinese, American, even some Germans. His accents are carefully modulated and punctuate passages with authentic precision. Listeners new to the series will be hooked and will want to explore more of this excellent espionage series in the vein of John le Carré and Len Deighton” – AudioFile Magazine, winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

 

“Like the two novels that precede it, this one is richly populated with characters of shifting loyalties from many lands, an assembly that demands a range of accents and voices: German, Eastern European, African, Chinese and American of both sexes. David Pittu executes them all…he transfers his voice from person to person in the book’s many conversations (and interrogations) with dexterity, leaving the listener in no doubt as to who’s speaking.” – The Washington Post

“David Pittu’s careful, taut narration makes it possible for listeners to follow every move of the array of agents and spymasters – Chinese, American, even some Germans. His accents are carefully modulated and punctuate passages with authentic precision. Listeners new to the series will be hooked and will want to explore more of this excellent espionage series in the vein of John le Carré and Len Deighton” – AudioFile Magazine, winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

 

“Like the two novels that precede it, this one is richly populated with characters of shifting loyalties from many lands, an assembly that demands a range of accents and voices: German, Eastern European, African, Chinese and American of both sexes. David Pittu executes them all…he transfers his voice from person to person in the book’s many conversations (and interrogations) with dexterity, leaving the listener in no doubt as to who’s speaking.” – The Washington Post

In the Press

Olen Steinhauer's 'An American Spy': Book review - latimes.com
With his latest, Steinhauer finishes what he started in 'The Tourist' and 'The Nearest Exit.' It's a thrilling, irresistible masterwork of love, guilt and revenge.
- Los Angeles Times
Olen Steinhauer: ‘An American Spy’ - The Washington Post
Olen Steinhauer’s new Milo Weaver thriller, “An American Spy,” is a superb tale of international revenge.
- The Washington Post
'An American Spy,' by Olen Steinhauer - NYTimes.com
His C.I.A. unit in tatters, Olen Steinhauer's hero fights back.
- The New York Times
Fiction Review: An American Spy by Olen Steinhauer. Minotaur, $25.99 (400p) ISBN 978-0-312-62289-3
Set in 2008, bestseller Steinhauer's excellent if initially convoluted third thriller featuring Milo Weaver (after 2010's The Nearest Exit) finds Weaver no longer a member of the CIA's deeply clandest
- Publishers Weekly

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Olen Steinhauer; Read by David Pittu

  • OLEN STEINHAUER the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels, is also a two-time Edgar award finalist and has been shortlisted for the Anthony, the Macavity, the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, and the Barry awards. Raised in Virginia, he lives in Budapest, Hungary.

    Narrator DAVID PITTU is a two-time Tony nominee, and has narrated over 36 audiobooks, including Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, which earned an Audie for literary fiction and best male narrator. His other work includes The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides and An American Spy by Olen Steinhauer. Pittu has also read for Rick Riordan, Ann Rice, and Keigo Higashino, among others. Well-known for his work in theater, Pittu has appeared off-Broadway in LoveMusik and Is He Dead, for which he received his Tony nominations, as well as Parade, for which he earned a National Broadway Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He is also a writer, member, and director of the Atlantic Theater company. He lives in New York City.

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    An American Spy

    Milo Weaver

    Olen Steinhauer; Read by David Pittu

    New York Times Book Review Notable Books of the Year
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