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The Last Tourist

(Milo Weaver #4)

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3.98  ·  Rating details ·  159 ratings  ·  103 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Olen Steinhauer brings back Milo Weaver in a new novel.

In Olen Steinhauers bestseller An American Spy, reluctant CIA agent Milo Weaver thought he had finally put TouristsCIA-trained assassinsto 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
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Hardcover, 384 pages
Published March 24th 2020 by Minotaur Books
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Dec 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first time I took Tourist (beginning book of the series) I thought it was connected with 2010s box office failure, nightmarish Depp& Jolie collaboration. Thankfully this series has nothing related with that horrifying project. This drags you into espionage world, making you question who your enemy is and who could you trust in this universe for staying alive!

Milo Weaver is vivid, complex, intelligent character reminds you of so many espionage thriller characters with his similar James
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Thomas
Jan 05, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spy, netgalley
3.5 stars rounded down to 3 stars. The premise of this story is so far fetched that it stretches the imagination. Milo Weaver is the head of a secret group called "The Library." The Library is a secret intelligence sharing group of 12 countries based in a secret part of UN headquarters in New York city.
The 12 countries are Germany, Luxembourg, Iceland, Kenya, Bangladesh, Ghana, Portugal, Algeria,South Korea, Lebanon and Chile. They send intelligence to the Library, which stores and collates it,
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Dave
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Is spycraft action packed James Bond with a terrific soundtrack blasting or is it a chess match where you don't even realize how clever your opponent is until he quietly and efficiently has you in checkmate? In four volumes, Steinhauer poses this question with former CIA tourist Milo Weaver. Don't expect to have the last three books summarized at the beginning of this one. Don't expect to have all the clues laid out for you. Just as Milo sits at the international chessboard, you, the reader, are ...more
Dianne
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Olen Steinhauers THE LAST TOURIST is the tale of a different breed of intelligence operatives, different agendas and of course, survival. The players seem very human, very flawed and the action is less in-your-face and more cerebral. Is Milo up to the challenge of the new world order?

Certainly filled with details, and characters, lots of characters, so perhaps a dance card will be necessary to keep them all straight. Pay attention or face getting your toes stepped on as Milo must decide who to
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Sherwood Smith
This book is tough to review for two reasons.

First, avoiding spoilers. A thriller like this especially needs to be encountered without knowing what to expect, to get maximum fun. At least my theory is that spy thrillers work best at that tension point between suspense and surprise, and this one handles that like a champ. I'll just say that everyday words like "library," "tourist," and "nexus" are going to give me shivers for some time to come.

But the second reason is because it was a tough go.
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Dee Arr
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, spy
This is a convoluted tale, matching the politics of real life, on the lines of The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Maybe. Unless I need need something from my enemy today, and lets see how that works out in the short term. Author Olen Steinhauer diligently examines all angles, parading many different names and characters in front of us. Even the minor characters are allowed to display their emotions and thoughts, thus breathing life in them rather than forcing readers to endure flat ...more
Abibliofob
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Wow, this one was hard to put down. I had to force myself so I god eat and sleep. What a story, I couldn't tell which spy would turn out to be friend or foe. The only thing I feel bad about is the time gap between this and the last book in the series. It feels like the saga of Milo Weaver is winding down. I must thank #StMartinsPress #MinotaurBooks and #Netgalley for letting me have these hours with Olen Steinhauers latest masterpiece, The Last Tourist. Highly recommended.
Maine Colonial
I received a free publisher's advance review copy.

The latest Milo Weaver book takes us beyond the usual countries and espionage agencies vying for advantage. In the new age, countries dont matter so much, because its the ultra-wealthy corporate types who are running things around the world, with no regard for borders, political stability or human rights.

Milo doesnt work for the CIA anymore, but for the Library, an information agency nominally part of the UN. Library patrons are diplomats from
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Tonya
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Last Tourist by Olen Steinhauer is not your average beach read that you can pick up and discard at your convenience. Instead, The Last Tourist is a plot twisting, complex story that pulls the reader in from the beginning and simply doesn't let go. So if you are in the mood to dive deep into a spy thriller that seems to demand as much from the reader as it gives...then this is the book for you to read! I can say this would make an incredible movie as it really did keep me entertained and ...more
Toni Osborne
Milo Weaver book # 4

What a confusing read this turned out to be. The story is layered with spies and their handles, past and present, working what it seems to be with an assortment of people who work for an agency embedded in the United Nations. Some say it keeps us on edge until the very last page because its hard to separate the truths from the lies, the good guys from the bad. I totally agree but is it a good read?

The Last Tourist, is a complex tapestry that weaves together a story of
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Schuyler Wallace


The Last Tourist, Olen Steinhauers fourth book in the Milo Weaver series, is supposed to be a stand-alone conclusion to a popular array of espionage thrillers that apparently George Clooney is enamored with. His production company has acquired the film rights. After grinding my way through the complex and twisting Tourist, I have decided that I should have read the other three to help me with my confusing journey. Im not sure even Clooney will be able to put together a motion picture that will
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Jannelies
Dec 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss, spionage
There is a distinct difference between the first three Milo Weaver books and this last one (in the series?) This is not a suprise as such because the first one was written in 2009, the second one in 2010 and the third one in 2012. The world has changed a lot since then.
Im happy to say that I liked this fourth book in the series better than the first three. Although the story is still very complicated (too complicated sometimes) and with a little too much details in it, it is much shorter. It is
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Ralph Blackburn
The Last Tourist by Olen Steinhauer- The fourth book in Steinhauer's "Tourist" series comes with Milo Weaver once again hunting and being hunted, sometimes for reasons he does not know. The narrative is elusive and confusing. It seems someone has reopened the formerly abandoned Department of Tourism, a clandestine branch of the CIA, and they are after Milo's head...again! If you can forget about continuity and plot, most of the numerous chapters are intriguing and well done, but as a whole there ...more
Michael Nelson
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Milo Weaver is a fascinating character and this novel sees him continue to evolve in unexpected directions. With his family at risk and unidentified players posing threats, he has to piece together the situation with a new organization. The twists were thought-provoking and the scenario one that isnt implausible, which made this a interesting new edition in the series. If youve read any of the previous books, I think youll enjoy the character evolution and the new challenges that they have to ...more
Renee
Dec 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Milo Weaver is back! This isn't necessarily an easy book to read. What I mean is that one of the highest compliments I can give an author is to say their book was a fabulous beach read. I don't live in a place where I can devour books 12 months of the year at the beach, but it means that it would have been a perfect read if I could. Engaging, with a well written, fast-moving plot, and a descriptive location: these are the books that have me furiously flipping pages to find out what the heck is ...more
Kay Brooks
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Last Tourist was my first adventure into Milo Weavers world. To say it is complex and dangerous is an understatement. It is a tough, gritty, flight into the night type of international novel that has many facets, not a light read that you can pick up and enjoy reading a few pages at a time. I found myself retracing and rereading previous pages to fully understand what was happening.

Although this is a stand-alone book I believe I missed a lot of the nuances and interactions between the
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solitaryfossil
Thank you to St. Martins Press/Minotaur Books and NetGalley for the ARC. I loved everything about this - the final in a 4-book series - so much that can recommend all the books of the series. In this finale Milo and his new organization discover even more secret machinations, on a larger scale than ever expected. The pacing was flawless, and enough turns and twists kept me thinking about this current, contemporary (Americas Screaming Angry Orange Man even gets a quote or three) novel after ...more
Bob
Dec 21, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Complex, Often-Times Confusing Spy Story!

The Last Tourist is Olen Steinhauer's fourth novel featuring Milo Weaver. If you read at least two books in this series you know that Milo Weaver was a CIA "tourist until almost all of his fellow operatives were decimated by a Chinese spymaster, and that the clandestine Department of Tourism was shut down. I enjoyed all three of the first three books a lot because of there requiring the reader to pay careful attention in order to unravel all of the layers
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Ray Moon
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Complex International Spy Thriller

The novel starts with Abdul Ghali, CIA desk-bound Africa analyst, is called into his section heads office. He was handed a thick and heavily redacted file on a former employee, Milo Weaver, who had left the CIA to work with the United Nations. Weaver also seems to have connections to a terrorist group, the Massive Brigade, and several months ago he dropped off the grid. He was just found in Western Sahara, and his section chief wanted him to go there and ask
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David
Feb 24, 2020 added it
Steinhauer has finally returned to the series that launched him into critical acclaim. Fans of the "Tourist" series, featuring Milo Weaver, will be excited to get their hands on this probable final chapter in the saga.

Tourism is a black ops department of the CIA. Tourists are assassins that are easily able to blend into their surroundings and environment. They are the lethal edge of the sword wielded by the CIA. Milo Weaver was a tourist until a chance encounter with a beautiful, pregnant woman
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Jeremy Reppy
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"The Last Tourist" was a fitting end to the Milo Weaver series. The book is set in late 2018/2019, ten years after the last book. Milo is running the "Library", his father's secret intelligence gathering organization hidden in the UN, but some of the "patrons" are questioning what they receive for their investment. Adding to the trouble, an old friend of Milo's father has reached out to him to help protect a MirGaz accountant who has inadvertently obtained records that suggest some troubling ...more
J. F.
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book Review: The Last Tourist (Milo Weaver #4) by Olen Steinhauer
(Published by Minotaur Books)

4.0 Stars

"Verification was our go-to word. We even debated whether or not the facts themselves could be trusted, and this sort of meta-analysis made us feel like we were truly critical, that we were looking at the world unencumbered by Pollyanna notions.

We were wrong..."

- CIA analyst Abdul Ghali, "The Last Tourist" by Olen Steinhauer


A Moroccan-American CIA analyst, the expendable turtle (sic) is sent
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Maggie Gust
Dec 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a fast-moving thriller that does not let the reader rest - you must pay attention! If you savor stories that are as intelligent as those of John le Carre, this is the book for you. There is a rather large cast of pertinent characters but they are well described and well developed with their roles clearly delineated by the author, so there is no problem keeping track of them. Their machinations and motivations are another matter and of course these are what drive the action. This book ...more
Jill Elizabeth
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
I wasn't sure about this one at first, but it turns out Steinhauer's Milo Weaver series is, in fact, just as compelling even when the action turns away from Milo for the beginning of the book... In earlier books in the series, I've commented that I vastly prefer it when Milo takes center stage - that continues to be true. While I didn't mind Abdul's first-person narration by the end, it did throw me at first and if I hadn't already been so committed to the series, it might have turned me off. ...more
Lori L (She Treads Softly)
The Last Tourist by Olen Steinhauer is a highly recommended, complex espionage thriller and the fourth novel featuring Milo Weaver.

It is a decade since ex-CIA agent Milo Weaver thought the corps of CIA-trained assassins called "Tourists" had finally ended. Milo is the head of the Library, a secret espionage operation buried within the UNs bureaucracy. He has his own concerns with the Library, but a series of violent assaults point to a group of assassins back at work and they seem to be
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Ilana
Feb 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The impact of the post-Cold War and post-9/11 to the intelligence community and challenges are hard to fathom. Those changes still in the making require a completely different knowledge and type of personality to deal with.

Olen Steinhauer's books are often opening windows into both the old and the new worlds, with both sides of the coins revealed. The Last Tourist, forthcoming the 24th of March, is the fourth into the Milo Weaver series, following octopus-shaped connections of money and
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Isaac Brewer
Olen Steinhauer is an author I discovered around 2010 when I first read his Milo Weaver series. I have read all of his other books published in between the original three and acquired his earliest series with the intent to finish them as well. As an author in the genre, I look forward to his new publications and have been eagerly waiting on a new Milo Weaver story. I was able to get an ARC version and was excited to tackle this installment.

This latest installment of the Department of Tourism
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Aimee Dars
Milo Weaver, former Tourist, a CIA-trained assassin, and now head of the secretive organization, the Library, has been in hiding in the Western Sahara when the CIA picks up his trail. They send Abdul Ghali, an analyst untested in the field, with a list of questions for the veteran agent because hes been linked to a terrorist group.

Before they can even begin their conversation, two men attempt to kill them. They are Tourists, but they may not be taking orders from the CIAtheir paymasters are
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Laurel
Dec 23, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-read-2019
Olen Steinhauers The Last Tourist was my introduction to Milo Weaver and what Ive come to understand is quite a history of novels about the CIA agent and a group of CIA-trained assassins, the Tourists.

CIA analyst, Abdul Ghali, normally found behind a desk, is suddenly sent on a mission to the Western Sahara to locate Milo Weaver, who Abduls superiors believe can provide information on Ingrid Parker and the Massive Brigade, a group, until now, believed to have been disbanded. Weaver has dropped
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Kaye
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Readers often love spy novels because of the superhero sophistication of the main characters or the high-tech gadgetry or the intra-agency intrigues or the action-adventure pyrotechnics. These elements are in short supply in Olen Steinhauers Tourist series his characters are neither glamorous nor superficial. His intelligent stories turn more on geopolitics than office politics as if the Deep State were operating on an international scale.

This book is the fourth in the series featuring Milo
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Olen Steinhauer grew up in Virginia, and has since lived in Georgia, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Texas, California, Massachusetts, and New York. Outside the US, he's lived in Croatia (when it was called Yugoslavia), the Czech Republic and Italy. He also spent a year in Romania on a Fulbright grant, an experience that helped inspire his first five books. He now lives in Hungary with his wife and ...more

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