"The plot unfolds with such ease, grace and force that you simply don't want it to end."
---Alan Cheuse, The 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."
---Christian DuChateau, cnn.com
"...highly charged ... Olen Steinhauer is one terrific story plotter. In these three books you expect the unexpected. ... fiendishly clever."
---Vick Mickunas, Dayton Daily News
"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."
---Ben Macintyre, The New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice)
"stunning ... Steinhauer is at the top of his game -- but when isn't he?"
---Carol Memmott, USA Today
Stunning. . .Readers are irresistibly drawn into Weaver's dogged struggle to unravel a complicated game of cat and mouse. . .Steinhauer is at the top of his game--but when isn't he? (USA Today
The action is lickety-split and spiked with exceedingly satisfying spy craft. (The New York Times
Not since 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 loyalty and betrayal reflecting one another to infinity. In this intensely clever, sometimes baffling book, it's never quite clear who is manipulating whom, and which side is up. (The New York Times Book Review
This ambitious, complex story spans the globe. Even when the intricacies of its plot are most challenging, we are fascinated and swept forward. Steinhauer has been likened to John le Carre and rightly so. Both men carry readers deep into a rival spy agency, one Soviet, one Chinese. . .Zhu may in time be to Weaver what the Soviet spymaster Karla was to le Carre's George Smiley. Olen Steinhauer's Milo Weaver novels are must-reads for lovers of the genre. (The Washington Post
About the Author
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OLEN STEINHAUER is the New York Times bestselling author of eight novels, including The Tourist and The Nearest Exit, winner of the 2010 Dashiell Hammett Prize. He is also a two-time Edgar Award finalist and has 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 Budapest, Hungary.