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Olen Steinhauer

Author of The Tourist

19+ Works 4,978 Members 238 Reviews 3 Favorited

About the Author

Olen Steinhauer was born in Baltimore, Maryland on June 21, 1970. He received an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College in Boston. After college, he spent a year in Romania on a Fulbright Grant. This experience helped provide the inspiration for his first five books. His works include The show more Bridge of Sighs, The Cairo Affair, All the Old Knives, and the Milo Weaver Series. In 2010, he received the Hammett Prize for best literary crime novel for The Nearest Exit. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Olen Steinhauer

The Tourist (2009) 1,362 copies
The Nearest Exit (2010) 679 copies
An American Spy (2012) 507 copies
The Cairo Affair (2014) 456 copies
All the Old Knives (2015) 427 copies
The Bridge of Sighs (2003) 389 copies
The Confession (2004) 221 copies
36 Yalta Boulevard (2005) 216 copies
The Middleman (2017) 205 copies
Liberation Movements (2006) 172 copies
Victory Square (2007) 135 copies
The Last Tourist (2020) 130 copies
On the Lisbon Disaster (2014) 39 copies
Vandals [short story] (2018) 13 copies
Berlin Station: Season One — Creator — 12 copies

Associated Works

Agents of Treachery (2010) — Contributor — 91 copies

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Superior thriller with good characters and plenty of cynicism about betrayal in the higher echelons of our security agencies. Suspenseful, complicated and worth the effort.
 
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featherbooks | 56 other reviews | May 7, 2024 |
I read this on holiday when I had nothing else at all available . I wouldn't otherwise have done so. It's a Cold War novel, set in a fictional Eastern European country on the brink of collapse in 1989. It was a fine novel, I'm sure, detailing lives that were nasty, brutish and always at risk. But it wasn't for me. I wouldn't have chosen it.
 
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Works
19
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2
Members
4,978
Popularity
#5,033
Rating
½ 3.7
Reviews
238
ISBNs
240
Languages
13
Favorited
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