The Tourist

The Tourist

Book - 2009
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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.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2009.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780312369729
0312369727
9780312374877
Branch Call Number: STE
Characteristics: 408 pages ; 24 cm.

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Charlietwo
Feb 22, 2017

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

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ChaChaRobin
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.

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segalmi
May 24, 2014

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

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deRougemont
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.

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Molly2006
May 18, 2012

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

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nhoj
Nov 15, 2010

Top notch spy novel. Older spy wants out

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matcat44
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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