Library Journal’s review of An American Spy is quite stellar. Witness:
This follow-up to The Tourist and The Nearest Exit proves the adage that good things come in threes. With Milo Weaver as the conscience-worn hero, Steinhauer does for Chinese-Western intrigue what John le Carré did for the Cold War era of international espionage. A mesmerizing series for dedicated readers of spy fiction.
(For those of you not in the publishing business—meaning, most everyone—I’m charting the pre-publication reviews put out by the industry magazines: Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal and…hopefully next…Kirkus Reviews. While the general public doesn’t read these reviews, librarians and booksellers do, which means they’re important to the success of any title, helping build momentum before the book hits the shelves.)