The Last Tourist: Book summary and reviews of The Last Tourist by Olen Steinhauer

The Last Tourist

Milo Weaver #4

by Olen Steinhauer

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The Last Tourist by Olen Steinhauer
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  • Published Mar 2020
    384 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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New York Times bestselling author Olen Steinhauer brings back Milo Weaver in a new novel, 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.

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"[S]tunning...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." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Milo is a hell of a counterpuncher, and we love rooting for him." - Booklist (starred review)

"[O]nce you read this one, you will want to go back and read the others, so just get them all and block out a long weekend to enjoy some of the finest modern spy thrillers." - Bookpage (starred review)

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I have read all of Olen's novels and was getting turned off with the constant fictions introduced like Milo's father running a network in UN HQ. This is even more farfetched and limited in character development and believable scenarios.

It is a hodgepodge of global running around that seems like a last attempt to create the excitement and flow of earlier novels. Too bad, not worth a read.

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Olen Steinhauer Author Biography

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Olen Steinhauer grew up in Virginia, and has lived throughout the US and Europe. He spent a year in Romania on a Fulbright grant, an experience that helped inspire his first five books. He now splits his time between Hungary and New York with his wife and daughter.

His first novel, The Bridge of Sighs (2003), began a five-book sequence chronicling Cold War Eastern Europe, one book per decade. It was nominated for five awards. The rest of the sequence includes: The Confession, 36 Yalta Boulevard (The Vienna Assignment in the UK), Liberation Movements (The Istanbul Variations in the UK)—this one was nominated for an Edgar Award for best novel of the year—and Victory Square, which was a New York Times editor's choice.

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