New York Times bestselling author Olen Steinhauer brings back Milo Weaver in The Last Tourist.
In Olen Steinhauer’s bestseller An American Spy, reluctant CIA agent Milo Weaver thought he had finally put “Tourists”—CIA-trained assassins—to bed.
A decade later, Milo is hiding out in Western Sahara when a young CIA analyst arrives to question him about a series of suspicious deaths and terrorist chatter linked to him.
Their conversation is soon interrupted by a new breed of Tourists intent on killing them both, forcing them to run.
As he tells his story, Milo is joined by colleagues and enemies from his long history in the world of intelligence, and the young analyst wonders what to believe. He wonders, too, if he’ll survive this encounter.
After three standalone novels, Olen Steinhauer returns to the series that made him a New York Times bestseller.
A decade ago, the CIA's Department of Tourism, a corps of highly trained assassins, went defunct, but now something similar has emerged from its ruins in bestseller Steinhauer's stunning fourth thriller featuring ex-CIA operative Milo Weaver (after 2012's An American Spy). As chief of the Library, a stealthy espionage operation buried within the UN's bureaucracy, Weaver has been attempting to serve as a reasonably honest broker of sensitive information, but a series of increasingly violent assaults drives him into hiding in the Western Sahara. Milo eventually figures out that he's being pursued by a darkly plausible, utterly ruthless assassins corps created by multinational corporations acting beyond the reach of any country's laws to lock down global dominance. No dummies survive in this twisty shadow realm, and Weaver's wits keep him alive as the complex, layered plot reaches a shrewd, nuanced climax at the World Economic Forum, leaving the reader with the hope that global elites can't rig the rules of every game. The author does a masterly job of evoking dingy desert cities and the rarified air of Davos, Switzerland. Steinhauer reinforces his position at the top of the espionage genre. 125,000-copy announced first printing.
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Had a tremendous amount of trouble with this novel. It took me forever to read, the plot, for me at least, was confusing, had trouble keeping track of who was who, and I could go on and on. Of the Steinhauer books I’ve read this was clearly the worst. Throw in some thinly disguised shots the the 45th US president and all I can say is I’m glad I’m done with this book. Probably should have walked away from it weeks ago. Can’t recommend it.
What a pity...
A perfectly enjoyable franchise ruined by the author’s infantile political correctness. If it had been apparent in the free sample I could have saved myself the 15 bucks, but alas. Oh well, fool me once ...