9780312622886

The Nearest Exit

Steinhauer, Olen

ISBN 10: 0312622880 / 0-312-62288-0
ISBN 13: 9780312622886
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: 2011
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

Faced with the potential dissolution of his marriage and the end of his quiet, settled life, reluctant spy Milo Weaver has no choice but to return to his old job as a “tourist” for the CIA. But before he can get back to the dirty work of espionage, he has to prove his worth to his new bosses. Armed with a stack of false identities, Milo heads back to Europe, and for nearly three months every assignment is executed perfectly. Then he’s instructed to kill the fifteen-year-old daughter of Moldovan immigrants, and make the body disappear. No questions. For Milo, it’s an impossible task, but ignoring his handlers is equally untenable. Suddenly he’s in a dangerous position, caught between right and wrong, between powerful self-interested foes, between patriots and traitors—especially now that he has nothing left to lose.


Review:

A New York Times Notable Book

“[A] terrific second installment in Olen Steinhauer’s ‘Tourist’ spy series.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Faced with the potential dissolution of his marriage and the end of his quiet, settled life, reluctant spy Milo Weaver has no choice but to return to his old job as a “tourist” for the CIA. But before he can get back to the dirty work of espionage, he has to prove his worth to his new bosses. Armed with a stack of false identities, Milo heads back to Europe, and for nearly three months every assignment is executed perfectly. Then he’s instructed to kill the fifteen-year-old daughter of Moldovan immigrants, and make the body disappear. No questions. For Milo, it’s an impossible task, but ignoring his handlers is equally untenable. Suddenly he’s in a dangerous position, caught between right and wrong, between powerful self-interested foes, between patriots and traitors—especially now that he has nothing left to lose…

THE NEAREST EXIT

is

“FULL of life. ..[A] gem…compelling.”—USA Today

“another winner.”—Los Angeles Times

“Brilliantly imagined.”—The Houston Chronicle

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