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Publisher Description

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.
An American Spy is one of The New York Times Notable Books of 2012.

Mysteries & Thrillers
March 13
St. Martin's Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

JohnRohrbach ,

Up to Steinhauer's Standard

Good writer, good book. Probably not what he'll be best remembered for, but it's a worthy addition to the Milo Weaver series with plenty of twists and turns, plausible plotting, believable characters, and a mature world-view.

KHall37 ,

It IBook

Just buy it

Jobar_12 ,

Don't be put off by all the Chinese names

Loved The Tourist and The Nearest Exit but I put off reading this one for a long time because several reviews pointed out that there are lots of characters with hard-to-remember names. This is a feature I ordinarily don't care for. I just gave up trying to remember all the Chinese names and found I could hold onto a decent sense of the story and, by the last half, it didn't seem to matter. This wasn't as good as the first two in the trilogy, but it was a welcome read.

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