Olen steinhauer is the author of the bestselling milo weaver series, including the nearest exit, and a series of widely acclaimed eastern european crime novels, which include the bridge of sighs, the confession, 36 yalta boulevard, liberation movements, and victory square. 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 tourist, olen steinhauer has composed a hugely complex successor to the spy who came in from the cold. New york times bestselling author olen steinhauer brings back milo weaver in a new novel in olen steinhauers bestseller an american spy, reluctant cia agent milo weaver thought he had finally put touristsciatrained assassinsto 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. The last tourist milo weaver, book 4 by olen steinhauer book cover. The story follows milo weaver, an agent with a secret branch of the cia. Olen steinhauer is a wonderful storyteller who is smart, observant, and witty. The first book in a cia thriller series by olen steinhauer.
Steinhauer was born in baltimore, maryland, usa, and grew up in virginia. Review of the tourist by olen steinhauer rhapsody in. Olen steinhauer is a new york times bestselling author from america. Olen steinhauer can thank james joyce and an exchange program as an undergraduate in eastern europe for his writing aspirations. After graduation, steinhauer received a yearlong fulbright grant to write a novel in romania, about their 1989 revolution. The tourist is an absolutely superb contemporary espionage novel in the great tradition of the old masters of the genre. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. No need to waste time endlessly browsingheres the entire lineup of new movies and tv shows streaming on netflix this month. 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 theres trouble, theres a tourist.
George clooneys production company allegedly purchased the film rights to the novel in march 2009. He received an mfa in creative writing at emerson college in boston. Theyre making comparisons to the classic spy novels of le carre, greene, and. The new york times said of him, not since john le carre has a writer so vividly evoked the multilayered, multifaceted, deeply paranoid world of espionage, in which identities and allegiances are malleable and ever shifting, the mirrors of. The washington post with the middleman, the perfect thriller for our tumultuous, uneasy time, olen steinhauer, the new york times bestselling author of ten novels, including the tourist and the cairo affair, delivers a compelling portrait of a nation on the edge of. Following on the heels of steinhauers spectacular novels the tourist and the. Real espionage is actually like this new york times the kind of thing le carre might have written if he knew then what we know now. Juni 1970 in baltimore ist ein amerikanischer schriftsteller.
Olen steinhauer has been hailed as the best espionage thriller writer of his generation and successor to john le carre sunday express not since john le carre has a writer so vividly evoked the multilayered, multifaceted, deeply paranoid world of espionage. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Olen steinhauer born june 21, 1970 is an american writer of spy fiction novels, including the tourist, the milo weaver series, and the yalta boulevard sequence. He kicked off the bourne franchise with the bourne identity while paul greengrass gets much of the credit for the overall look and feel. Unlike most espionage tales written in the years since that classic work first saw print in 1963, however, he manages to give his characters even the most reprehensible ones a human side and a degree of warmth.
Boldmere house, faraday avenue, hams hall distribution park, coleshill, birmingham. Olen steinhauer primary author only author division. Sony pictures has acquired the olen steinhauer series of books the tourist, nearest exit and an american spy, and the studio has attached doug liman to. Like john le carres agent running in the field 2019, steinhauer pits a. Olen steinhauer s the tourist is a remarkable in that such praise has been given to a novel that is, beyond its mediocrity, awful. Opening in venice the day before september 11th, 2001, the tourist introduces milo weaver, a burnt out, drug dependent black ops agent for the usa, a tourist as he is designated, a man without a home, fixed. Liman, of course, is a connoisseur of the spy genre. He is the author of the bestselling milo weaver novels, the tourist and the nearest exit, as well as the acclaimed eastern european crime series including the bridge of sighs, the. The last tourist brings back one of the great modern.
The last tourist by olen steinhauer minotaur books. After three standalone novels, olen steinhauer returns to the series that made him a bestseller. Olen steinhauer has 20 books on goodreads with 82437 ratings. The last tourist by olen steinhauer the fourth book in steinhauer s tourist series comes with milo weaver once again hunting and being hunted, sometimes for reasons he does not know. The tourist is an espionage novel written by olen steinhauer in 2009, that was featured on the new york times list of best sellers. If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author. Steinhauers writing is crisp, but not as literate as lecarres.
The last tourist milo weaver, book 4 by olen steinhauer. Raised in virginia, he lives in new york and budapest, hungary. Below is a list of olen steinhauers milo weaver novels in order of when they were originally published which is the same as their chronological order. Milo weaver is a cia legend, a member in terrific standing of an elite undercover operation known as the tourists, until, inevitablyno one. Registered in england 06557400, company vat number 5 5978 79. One of the boston globe s best mysteries of the year a thoughtprovoking political thriller, a dark story for dark times. We personally assess every book s quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures.
Start reading the last tourist milo weaver book 4 on your kindle in under a minute. Theyre the companys best and until he burnt out, milo weaver was the best of them all. It has been a few years since i picked up one of steinhauers books, but this was on sale as an audiobook, it was relatively short and i needed a change of pace. Olen steinhauer is a twotime edgar award finalist and has been shortlisted for the anthony, the macavity, the ellis peters historical dagger, and the barry awards. Olen steinhauer is an american novelist of historical and spy mysteriesthrillers. Author of the middleman, all the old knives, the cairo affair, the milo weaver sequence, and five novels set in cold war eastern europe. He received an mfa in creative writing at emerson college in boston after graduation, steinhauer received a yearlong fulbright grant to write a novel in romania, about their 1989 revolution.
Sony acquires olen steinhauer novel the tourist for doug. Olen steinhauer ranks with john le carre and such other guaranteed. He is also a dashiell hammett award winner, a twotime edgar award finalist, and has been nominated for the anthony, ian fleming steel dagger, ellis peters historical dagger, macavity, and barry awards. The tourist is fast, slick, and gratifying, each short chapter like an episode of lost or 24. He attended university at lock haven, pennsylvania and the university of texas, austin. An american spy by olen steinhaueraudiobook excerpt.
I have read and reread books of my favourite authors le carre and deighton. The story follows milo weaver, an agent with a secret branch of the cia specializing in black ops known as the tourists. Its a truly exquisite book, full of mesmerizing voices, acute social commentary. A wise critic once observed that the worst thing that could happen to a rising rock musician was to be hailed as the. In the tourist, olen steinhauer twice nominated for the edgar awardtackles 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 genres most touted luminaries.
I was living in a garret in zagreb in 1989, reading joyce for. Olen steinhauer, perhaps the best contemporary writer of espionage. 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. He writes mostly in the spy fiction and mystery genres and is famous for his series, the tourist, and the yalta boulevard sequence.
The tourist 2009 the nearest exit 2010 an american spy 2012 share. Le touriste thriller french edition olen steinhauer on. In his latest thriller, steinhauer victory square, 2007, etc. The last tourist by olen steinhauer, audiobook excerpt. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He is the author of the ruthenia quintet and the milo weaver series. The second book of the series, the confession, garnered significant critical acclaim, and 36 yal. As enjoyable as the books are, however, once we start looking at them closely, their flaws become all too apparent. Heres the best spy novel ive ever read that wasnt written by john le carre.
Steinhauer also created the tv series berlin station, focused on a fictional central intelligence agency branch. Milo weaver got himself a desk job with the cia, leaving behind his field position as a tourist, an undercover agent in a secret department. New york times bestselling author olen steinhauer brings back milo weaver. Olen steinhauer, the new york times bestselling author of ten previous novels including the tourist, is a dashiell hammett award winner, a twotime edgar award finalist, and has also been shortlisted for the anthony, the macavity, the ellis peters historical dagger, the ian fleming steel dagger, and the barry awards. New york times bestselling author olen steinhauer brings back milo weaver in the. Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy by john le carre the spy who came in from the cold by john. Olen steinhauer is the new york times bestselling author of the milo weaver novels, including the tourist and an american spy. The tourist by olen steinhauer is an espionage novel set in the early 2000s. The tourist is the first book in a planned series, and was a good enough pageturner to make me want to read the next books. Olen steinhauer was born in maryland and grew up in virginia.
The novel involves the fictional tourism department of the cia and it is the first book in the milo weaver series. Thriftbooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. Olen steinhauer is currently considered a single author. Weaver is a tourist, a blackops agent who floats unmoored from city to city, engaged by transatlantic phone calls from a man he hasnt seen in two years. All the old knives is olen steinhauers most intense, most thrilling and most unsettling novel to date from the new york times bestselling author deemed by many to be john le carres heir apparent. The tourist by olen steinhauer posted in reading list by m. He is a twotime edgar award finalist and has been shortlisted for the. Olen steinhauers the tourist is a remarkable in that such praise has been given to a. Olen was born on june 21, 1970 in baltimore, maryland, u. Listen to this audiobook excerpt from olen steinhauers thriller novel an american spy, narrated by david pittu. In the tourist, olen steinhauertwice nominated for the edgar awardtackles 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 genres most touted luminaries. I was about to head out on a flight to kansas city, missouri for our annual company meeting and i. Olen steinhauers the tourist is a remarkable in that such praise has been given to a novel that is, beyond its mediocrity, awful. After three standalone novels, olen steinhauer returns to the series that made.923 149 1202 1039 348 1306 1101 1441 840 521 1335 1187 970 297 108 328 806 1150 1217 41 1134 382 152 417 332 1099 449 1211 848 471 953 445 1063 1487 132 405 1403 1240 391 427 688 676 290 1019