Posted by: Katie | March 20, 2011

The Nearest Exit by Olen Steinhauer

With a storyline worthy of old school Robert Ludlum, The Nearest Exit by Olen Steinhauer takes us into the world of the Tourist. Recently released from prison, Milo Weaver has been brought back into the CIA’s Department of Tourism as a field agent. With his marriage on the rocks, Milo agrees to come back into the fold. Set through a number of tasks to test his loyalty, they culminate with orders to kill a teenaged girl. With thoughts of his own young daughter back at home, Milo makes a deal with the devil, his father, to save the girl. Unfortunately, the girl escapes her protectors and is killed. Milo races around the Europe and the East Coast to find out who wanted this young girl dead and unravels a high-level conspiracy of international proportions. Past events come back to haunt him, but this flawed protagonist realizes he’s not quite ready to roll over and die. With a snowball-to-avalance pace, this story has you racing to the end to find out how everything turns out.

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