Complexity. Readers who like complex spy novels and characters that are multi-dimensional are those most likely to enjoy the fine writing in Olen Steinhauer’s latest novel, An American Spy. This is his third novel to feature Milo Weaver, and readers who have not read the earlier books may find Milo to be developed somewhat incompletely in this novel. The Chinese characters in this novel are developed very well, and the complex plot requires readers to pay close attention as a large cast of characters move around the world carrying out their actions. Don’t read this novel while distracted at the beach, since you’re likely to become lost on who’s who and what’s what. Find a time and place when you can pay attention and enjoy the complexity.
Rating: Four-star (Highly Recommended)
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