Friday, July 16, 2010

Reading The Tourist

I'm currently reading The Tourist by Olen Steinhouer (Minotaur, 2009). I had read a great review of the follow-up (The Nearest Exit) and wanted to start at the beginning. I'm glad I did; The Tourist is fabulous so far, with a nail-biting action sequence for a prologue, an intriguing protagonist, and an insider-look at the culture of "the Company" that rings true to at least an educated-only-through-popular-media CIA watcher like myself. The narrative is tight, and the twists just keep coming. I feel like I need to pay attention, but not too much for vacation. Really looking forward to following this one through...on vacation. (Yay!)

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