An American Spy (Milo Weaver #3) (Paperback)
"Another must-read from the best novelist working today in the tradition of John le Carré." —Booklist (starred)
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 was almost completely wiped out as the result of an even more insidious plot.
Following on the heels of these two spectacular New York Times bestsellers comes An American Spy, Steinhauer's most outstanding 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 focused on his family. But his former boss, Alan Drummond, can't let it go. When Alan uses one of Milo's compromised aliases then disappears, calling all kinds of attention to himself , Milo must hunt him down.Worse still, it's beginning to look as if the department'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.
An American Spy is one of The New York Times Notable Books of 2012.
About the Author
OLEN STEINHAUER, the New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including The Middleman, All the Old Knives, and The Cairo Affair, is a Dashiell Hammett Award winner, a two-time 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. Raised in Virginia, he lives in New York and Budapest, Hungary.
Praise for the Milo Weaver series
“A protagonist who’s as winning as he is wily.” —Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly
“[Steinhauer] excels when the focus is on Weaver, an intriguing, damaged man yearning to break free of his dark profession.” —People
“The kind of principled hero we long to believe still exists in fiction, if not in life.” —The New York Times Book Review (Editor’s Choice)
THE NEAREST EXIT
“Milo Weaver, Steinhauer’s hero, is the opposite of Swagger and Reacher—he is conflicted and neurotic and hopelessly sentimental—but no less entertaining.” —Malcolm Gladwell, TheNewYorker.com
“Milo’s company is at least as valuable to the series’s appeal as is his flair for international trickery.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times
AN AMERICAN SPY
“Olen Steinhauer’s Milo Weaver novels are must-reads for lovers of the genre.” —The Washington Post
“Readers are irresistibly drawn into Weaver's dogged struggle to unravel a complicated game of cat and mouse.” —USA Today