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.