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Superb new CIA thriller featuring black ops expert Milo Weaver and acclaimed by Lee Child as ‘first class – the kind of thing John le Carre might have written’
In the global age of the CIA, wherever there's trouble, there's a Tourist: the men and women who do the dirty work. They're the Company's best agents – and Milo Weaver was the best of them all.
Following a near-lethal encounter with foreign hitman the 'Tiger', a burnt-out Milo decides to continue his work from behind a desk. Four years later, he's no closer to finding the Tiger than he was before. When the elusive assassin unexpectedly gives himself up to Milo, it's because he wants something in return: revenge.
Once a Tourist, always a Tourist – soon Milo is back in the field, tracking down the Tiger's handler in a world of betrayal, skewed politics and extreme violence. It's a world he knows well but he's about to learn the toughest lesson of all: trust no one.
Praise for ‘The Tourist’:
‘A first class spy novel – wry, intelligent, layered… the kind of thing John le Carre might have written if he knew then what we know now’ Lee Child
Praise for ‘Victory Square’:
‘Well-plotted series… currents of rebellion and pro-democracy fervor sizzle in the air and this story catches all the danger and excitement of the historic moment’ New York Times
'His people are real, the crimes genuine, and he is telling larger truths about that era, making it unusually accessible' LA Times
'If you haven't yet discovered this gem of a series, I can't recommend them enough' The National Review
Praise for 'The Istanbul Variations':
'Great stuff.' Observer
Praise for 'The Vienna Assignment':
'Fascinating…clever…a beautifully written spy thriller.' Guardian
'Steinhauer has carved a niche for his well-researched Cold War thrillers….vividly captures the atmosphere and the mood of the time, with credible characters and impressive detail.' Sunday Telegraph
About the author
Olen Steinhauer was raised in Texas and now lives in Budapest, Hungary. He was inspired to write his Eastern European series while on a Fulbright Scholarship in Romania.
His first four novels have been nominated for many awards, including the CWA Historical Dagger and an Edgar, and have been critically acclaimed.
Edgar-finalist Steinhauer takes a break from his crime series set in an unnamed Eastern European country under Communist rule (Liberation Movements, etc.) to deliver an outstanding stand-alone, a contemporary spy thriller. Milo Weaver used to be a "tourist," one of the CIA's special field agents without a home or a name. Six years after leaving that career, Milo has found a certain amount of satisfaction as a husband and a father and with a desk job at the CIA's New York headquarters. The arrest of an international hit man and a meeting with a former colleague yank Milo back into his old role, from which retirement is never really possible. While plenty of breathtaking scenes in the world's most beautiful places bolster the heart-stopping action, the real story is the soul-crushing toil the job inflicts on a person who can't trust anyone, whose life is a lie fueled by paranoia. George Clooney's company has bought the film rights with the actor slated to star and produce. 100,000 first printing; author tour.