The Tourist

Kobo ebook | March 3, 2009

byOlen Steinhauer

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Milo Weaver used to be a "tourist" for the CIA—an undercover agent with no home, no identity—but he's since retired from the field to become a middle-level manager at the CIA's New York headquarters. He's acquired a wife, a daughter, and a brownstone in Brooklyn, and he's tried to leave his old life of secrets and lies behind. However, when the arrest of a long-sought-after assassin sets off an investigation into one of Milo's oldest colleagues and exposes new layers of intrigue in his old cases, he has no choice but to go back undercover and find out who's holding the strings once and for all.

In The Tourist, Olen Steinhauer---twice nominated for an 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 luminaries: Len Deighton, Graham Greene, and John LeCarré.

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Milo Weaver used to be a "tourist" for the CIA—an undercover agent with no home, no identity—but he's since retired from the field to become a middle-level manager at the CIA's New York headquarters. He's acquired a wife, a daughter, and a brownstone in Brooklyn, and he's tried to leave his old life of secrets and lies behind. However,...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:March 3, 2009Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1429977183

ISBN - 13:9781429977180

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Missleading re main character A book that twists and turns to the point of being distracting. Even at the end reader is left with many things unanswered.
Date published: 2015-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Tourist Compelling character with human flaws. Well crafted story line; strange ending- makes you want more
Date published: 2014-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mr A good read. Left hanging by the ending.
Date published: 2014-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mr A new discovery! This was an interesting read, a well constructed story. Great book I'm looking forward to reading more by this author.
Date published: 2014-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mr Very enjoyable mystery that kept my interest throughout! It is nice to discover a new author.
Date published: 2014-01-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Tourest Will not read this author again.
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome book. Definitely recommend reading this if you are into spy novels. On the opposite side of the spectrum as James Bond but the thoughtful, intricate plot is quality. Having read all three Milo Weaver novels, one negative is that the minor characters are hard to keep straight at times.
Date published: 2013-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent writing, convoluted plot! Will read more of his titles...even though this one tangled my very literal mind!
Date published: 2013-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great!!!! Olen Steinhauer was a new author to me - and I am so glad that I found him! A great read - couldn't put it down. Went and bought more of his books I was so impressed.
Date published: 2012-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Rate Book 1 in the trilogy staring Milo Weaver This seemingly realistic thriller is a first rate fiction , a tale of the nasty and deceitful world of spies and assassins. Milo Weaver aka Charles Alexander is one of the CIA’s highly skilled assassins, in the trade they are known as ”Tourists”. When deployed to various corners of the world, their missions are to be executed without question. The story opens in 2001 with Milo at a low point in his life. Being a “Tourist” for several years has taken its toll….. his only escape at this point is amphetamines and they are leaving him in a suicidal state. A new mission in Venice to stop the hit man known as “The Tiger” gives him a whole new look at life…… The story flashes forward to 2007. Now a married man with a child, away from active duty and bored at his desk job Milo finds himself longing for the excitement and the adrenalin rush of his old job….Once a spook always a spook…. Milo is reinvigorated when he is summoned to the side of the “Tiger” for a death bed conversation.… The man’s confessions send Milo off once again on a chilling path into the world of international conspiracies. This novel is a modern twist of the old days of espionage, a compelling and intricate account of betrayal, manipulation, loyalty and risk. Its central figure is a complicated man with many faults and flaws, but when faced with extraordinary situations he excels. Throughout the novel you will find plenty of breathtaking scenes and heart stopping action. I enjoyed piecing together the various parts of this very entertaining puzzle and would not hesitate recommending it to anyone.
Date published: 2010-08-20