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The Nearest Exit

The Nearest Exit

A Novel

Milo Weaver (Volume 2)

Olen Steinhauer

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Milo Weaver has nowhere to turn but back to the CIA in Olen Steinhauer's brilliant follow-up to the New York Times bestselling espionage novel The Tourist
The Tourist, Steinhauer's first contemporary novel after his awardwinning historical series, was a runaway hit, spending three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and garnering rave reviews from critics.

Now faced with the end of his quiet, settled life, reluctant spy Milo Weaver has no choice but to turn back to his old job as a "tourist." Before he can get back to the CIA's dirty work, he has to prove his loyalty to his new bosses, who know little of Milo's background and less about who is really pulling the strings in the government above the Department of Tourism—or in the outside world, which is beginning to believe the legend of its existence. Milo is suddenly in a dangerous position, between right and wrong, between powerful self-interested men, between patriots and traitors—especially as a man who has nothing left to lose.

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Olen Steinhauer's thriller novel The Nearest Exit, narrated by David Pittu. Milo Weaver has nowhere to turn but back to the CIA in Steinhauer's brilliant follow-up to the New York Times bestselling espionage novel The Tourist. Faced with the end of his quiet, settled life, reluctant spy Milo Weaver has no choice but to turn back to his old job as a "tourist." Before he can get back to the CIA's dirty work, he has to prove his loyalty to his new bosses, who know little o

Praise for The Nearest Exit

“Milo's back, and he's better than ever...The Nearest Exit should take its place among the best of the spy thrillers.” —Associated Press

The Nearest Exit, a terrific second installment in Olen Steinhauer's 'Tourist' spy series about Milo Weaver . . . [His] company is at least as valuable to the series' appeal as is his flair for international trickery.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“[Steinhauer's] descriptions of European cities and their residents are full of life. But Weaver is the novel's gem. . . . In many ways, this is a classic spy novel, but it's Weaver's angst that lifts the book to a compelling level of freshness.” —USA Today

“Steinhauer delivers another winner in The Nearest Exit, a spy novel that asks deeper questions about the price we extract from individuals in the pursuit of the so-called greater good.” —Los Angeles Times

The Nearest Exit, Steinhauer's follow-up novel, reprises the themes of The Tourist with even more success. . . . Like le Carré's George Smiley, Weaver is a richly imagined creation with a scarred psyche and a complex backstory that elevates him above the status of run-of-the-mill world-weary spook.” —The New York Times Book Review

“The author's brilliantly imagined characters...truly sustain this richly rewarding thriller.” —The Houston Chronicle

“Steinhauer's execution... is nearly impeccable, and if your taste goes this dark you will follow him wherever he goes.” —The Dallas Morning News

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“Milo's back, and he's better than ever...The Nearest Exit should take its place among the best of the spy thrillers.” —Associated Press

The Nearest Exit, a terrific second installment in Olen Steinhauer's 'Tourist' spy series about Milo Weaver . . . [His] company is at least as valuable to the series' appeal as is his flair for international trickery.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“[Steinhauer's] descriptions of European cities and their residents are full of life. But Weaver is the novel's gem. . . . In many ways, this is a classic spy novel, but it's Weaver's angst that lifts the book to a compelling level of freshness.” —USA Today

“Steinhauer delivers another winner in The Nearest Exit, a spy novel that asks deeper questions about the price we extract from individuals in the pursuit of the so-called greater good.” —Los Angeles Times

The Nearest Exit, Steinhauer's follow-up novel, reprises the themes of The Tourist with even more success. . . . Like le Carré's George Smiley, Weaver is a richly imagined creation with a scarred psyche and a complex backstory that elevates him above the status of run-of-the-mill world-weary spook.” —The New York Times Book Review

“The author's brilliantly imagined characters...truly sustain this richly rewarding thriller.” —The Houston Chronicle

“Steinhauer's execution... is nearly impeccable, and if your taste goes this dark you will follow him wherever he goes.” —The Dallas Morning News

“Steinhauer's adept characterization of a morally conflicted spy makes this an emotionally powerful read.” —Publishers Weekly

The Tourist was impressive, proving that Steinhauer had the ability to leap from the historical setting of his excellent Eastern European quintet to a vividly imagined contemporary landscape. But this is even better, a dazzling, dizzyingly complex world of clandestine warfare that is complicated further by the affairs of the heart.” —Booklist (starred review)

“Extraordinarily complex and compelling.” —Library Journal

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Olen Steinhauer

Olen Steinhauer is the author of the bestselling Milo Weaver series, including The Tourist, 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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