Children. Last year, I enjoyed Olen Steinhauer’s novel, The Tourist, introducing protagonist Milo Weaver, so when the second, The Nearest Exit, was published, I had high expectations. I’m pleased to say those expectations were met. Steinhauer presents a deeply developed character with a strong moral compass, facing impossible choices. Steinhauer weaves webs within webs of deception, and explores how the love of children can lead to all kinds of behavior, including revenge. Any fan of spy novels or thrillers will appreciate the plot here, and any fiction fan will enjoy the fine writing and character development.
Rating: Four-star (Highly Recommended)
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