Over at the Los Angeles Times, the ever-generous Paula Woods, who has supported my novels since they first appeared, gives her take on The Tourist.
Suffice to say, I’m extremely pleased with her reaction to it, in part because I respect her opinion, in part because she comes from having appreciated the earlier books (which she makes this wonderfully clear in the review), and I want earlier fans to enjoy this as well. Paula certainly does.
Although readers can hope to see it on the screen, “The Tourist” should be savored now. As rich and intriguing as the best of Le Carré, Deighton or Graham Greene, Steinhauer’s complex, moving spy novel is perfect for our uncertain, emotionally fraught times.