An American Spy by Olen Steinhauer audiobook

An American Spy: A Novel

By Olen Steinhauer
Read by David Pittu

Macmillan Audio 9781427214874

The Milo Weaver Series: Book 3

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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 of Tourism was almost completely wiped out as the result of an even more insidious plot. Following on the heels of these two spectacular novels comes An American Spy, Olen Steinhauer's most stunning 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, a life focused on his family. His former boss in the CIA, Alan Drummond, can't let it go. When Alan uses one of Milo's compromised aliases to travel to London and then disappears, calling all kinds of attention to his actions, Milo can't help but go in search of him. Worse still, it's beginning to look as if Tourism'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 that will settle once and for all who is pulling the strings and who is being played. An American Spy is one of The New York Times Notable Books of 2012. “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

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

One of the 2012 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Among longlisted titles for New York Times Book Review Notable Books of the Year, 2012

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 of Tourism was almost completely wiped out as the result of an even more insidious plot. Following on the heels of these two spectacular novels comes An American Spy, Olen Steinhauer's most stunning 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, a life focused on his family. His former boss in the CIA, Alan Drummond, can't let it go. When Alan uses one of Milo's compromised aliases to travel to London and then disappears, calling all kinds of attention to his actions, Milo can't help but go in search of him. Worse still, it's beginning to look as if Tourism'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 that will settle once and for all who is pulling the strings and who is being played. An American Spy is one of The New York Times Notable Books of 2012. “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

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Not since John le Carré has a writer so vividly evoked the multilayered, multifaceted, deeply paranoid world of espionage, in which identities and allegiances are malleable and ever shifting…Real espionage is actually like this.” New York Times
“Like the two novels that precede it, this one is richly populated with characters of shifting loyalties from many lands, an assembly that demands a range of accents and voices…David Pittu executes them all…He transfers his voice from person to person in the book’s many conversations (and interrogations) with dexterity, leaving the listener in no doubt as to who’s speaking.” Washington Post
“This follow-up to The Tourist and The Nearest Exit proves the adage that good things come in threes. With Milo Weaver as the conscience-worn hero, Steinhauer does for Chinese-Western intrigue what John le Carré did for the Cold War era of international espionage. A mesmerizing series.” Library Journal
“By the end of An American Spy, there is a tantalizing hint that those left standing will live to spy another day. This reader certainly hopes so, as will many who succumb to the seduction of Steinhauer’s irresistible masterwork of love, guilt, and revenge.” Los Angeles Times
“Superb…Elevating these modern noir elements are Milo’s moral complexity, and the rich, often ironic personal details of the lives of some very bad people indeed.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Stunning…Steinhauer is at the top of his game—but when isn’t he?” USA Today
“Steinhauer does for Chino-American espionage exactly what John le Carré did for the Cold War, which gives his thriller a unique insight into this treacherous half-lit world in the twenty-first century.” Daily Mail (London)
“The plot unfolds with such ease, grace, and force that you simply don’t want it to end.” Dallas Morning News
“Right now the hottest name in [the spy thriller genre] is Olen Steinhauer. He’s been called John le Carré’s heir apparent, and the best espionage writer of his generation. For anyone who reads spy novels, that’s high praise.” CNN.com
“Excellent…Steinhauer is particularly good at articulating contemporary spy craft—the mechanics of surveillance and intelligence in the digital age and the depth of paranoia endemic to the trade. In addition, his ability to create characters with genuine emotions and conflicts, coupled with an insightful and often poetic writing style, set him apart in the world of espionage fiction.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The best spy novelists have long shaded their stories with the gray of moral ambiguity and Steinhauer works in that tradition while deconstructing James Bond even further. Political considerations play almost no role in this dizzying, dazzling array of hidden agendas and confused allegiances; all motivations are personal and the ultimate goal is survival…Another must-read from the best novelist working in the tradition of John le Carré.” Booklist (starred review)
THE TOURIST
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

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Author

Author Bio: Olen Steinhauer

Author Bio: Olen Steinhauer

Olen Steinhauer is a New York Times bestselling author of ten novels, whose work has won the Dashiell Hammett Award, been a two-time Edgar Award finalist, and was shortlisted for the Anthony, the Macavity, the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, and the Barry awards.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 13.56
Audience: Adult
Language: English