The Tourist

The Tourist

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McMillan Palgrave

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.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, c2017
Edition: Reprint ed
ISBN: 9781250160362
Branch Call Number: FIC STE
Characteristics: 44 p. ;,25 cm.


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Feb 22, 2017

Definitely complicated. Similar to LeCarre and almost as good. An excellent read.

Jul 25, 2016

I really, really liked this. The plot is terrific, although sometimes a bit too intricate, perhaps. The characters were interesting and compelling. I plan to read the rest of the trilogy.

Chapel_Hill_KenMc Dec 22, 2014

I actually read this because I thought it was the basis for the Johnny Depp film of the same title. Wrong! Different story, though this was readable and full of enough intrigue to keep the pages turning.

May 24, 2014

Good suspense, reliable plot (something this genre often lacking), and the right amount of action.

Jun 23, 2012

One of the best espionage thrillers to come to this reader's attention since John LeCarre's early George Smiley novels. A real treat.

May 18, 2012

Just couldn't get into this. It was convoluted and sorry to say, a real hard read.

Nov 15, 2010

Top notch spy novel. Older spy wants out

Aug 05, 2009

The plots & various subplots were so convoluted that on the last page I still wasn't sure what had happened. I am a logical person and enjoy trying to solve twists & turns as I'm reading but this had me almost giving up at times; I persevered and it wasn't worth it.


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