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And not readin Won this in one of the giveaways – Never read any of the author’s other books, but I think I will have to go back and search them out. The second book of the series, The Confession, garnered significant critical acclaim, and 36 Yalta Boulevard The Vienna Assignment in the UK , made three year-end best-of lists. He is no longer a field agent, having traded in his former life for a desk job, a wife, and a daughter. What also becomes clear is how the nature of the trade undermines trust and casts doubt on everything. If you like thinking thrillers that also have heart-pounding action, this is the book for you. Retrieved from ” https:

The well-timed segue to Milo in part two commences in his New York brownstone. Reality is elusive in the world of espionage. Please provide an email address. Then Milo’s family is threatened, he has no choice but to return to that kind of life once more. With the Department of Tourism closed down and only a few survivors still out in the world, Milo is ready to finally close that chapter of his life for good and focus on his family. Posted by Kiersten at 9:

Risky but makes the novel’s doings much clearer. I have no problem with non linear plots, but Steinhauer’s attempt to show the motivations of the different characters just did not work for me.

Mar 08, Jason rated it really liked it. This book was no exception–I had to keep going back and rereading previous parts to see what I had missed or forgotten. A world where honor is hard to come by and love an emotion that only lasts till the post coital cigarette is lit. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

But the girl is killed by someone else in the Stenhauer and as a result, Milo is seen as a washed up bad boy who needs to be retired and not just by the CIA. Won this in one of the giveaways – Never read any of the author’s other books, but I think I will have to go back and search them out.


This is ollen more modern version of Le Carre and Follett, with a dose of family mystery tossed in for texture. American spy novels American novels Spy novel stubs s thriller novel stubs.

Apr 23, Deborah Gray rated it really liked it.

The writing was dry, dry, dry, did not have a climax as much as a “partial explanation” and if you stick around and finish the book you’ll find it really isn’t finished, but in the middle of something unfinished. I know, you don’t have to tell me–they are key to Milo’s character development, but I just can’t get into them. But when the arrest of a long-sought-after assassin sets off an investigation into a colleague, exposing new layers of intrigue in his old cases, h.

I quit as Milo and Leticia have the “boat” meeting near Saudi Arabia.

An American Spy (The Tourist, #3) by Olen Steinhauer

He is a killer spy who has limits. May 15, Marialyce rated it did not like it Shelves: Dec 03, Mark rated it really liked it Shelves: In this episode, Weaver’s assignment is to kill a teenage Moldovan girl and he has grave second thoughts about fulfilling it.

Other books in the series. I mean, I know spy synopssis like this are devilishly hard to plot, but surely there are better ways than simply having someone recite exactly what is going on and why. However, ina break finally comes in a case he is working.

I do like the way the author personalizes the characters, at least the main ones, making them seem like real people instead of just stenihauer pieces in the spy game. He now lives in Hungary with his wife and daughter. Good book, keeps you guessing to the very end.


Department of Tourism, a specialized department in the CIA. Or maybe spy novels just aren’t for me?

I had not read the first two novels in the series, and I felt like I was lost. Janet I would suggest reading ‘The Tourist’ first, if possible. For the basic plot or teaser, see the Amazon widget below the post.

A friend recommended this book and she being a retired librarian has exquisite taste in literature. The book is so intriguing. And it’s his father who gets him out of the pickle he has landed in.

The Middleman by Olen Steinhauer

It felt like an inside look at the political maneuvering and subterfuges that take place in Chinese society, although Tourisf have no way of knowing how accurate it is. It’s so much like the US I know and love that it’s almost like real life. Mar 19, Terry Parker rated it really liked it. The next synopis of the book is A spy novel which seems to take place in Europe mostly but is very US centric.

And the author writes well.

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It reminded me a little bit of The Bourne Identity the movie; I’ve yet to read the books –extremely suspenseful with tons of twists. In spite of not knowing which of his co-workers to trust, Milo finally discovers the source of all his troubles in a twisting ending.

Jul 01, Robert Intriago rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book was heavy on dialogue which is usually a ateinhauer thing, but thhe this genre I like it balanced.

Did everything come together perfectly?