The Tourist involves Milo Weaver, a former CIA operative (tourist) who is no longer in the field, but behind a desk. When he is sent to take down a terrorist whose exploits he has been tracking for years, it seems that the terrorist intended for Milo to be the one who catches up with him.
The terrorist, known as The Tiger, explains he wants Milo to find out who has infected him with AIDS. Next, Milo is informed that a former partner has been leaking secrets. Against his better judgment, Milo returns to field work to untangle a web of lies and misdirection.
In spite of the fact that George Clooney bought the film rights and several respected authors gave this one a thumb's up, I wasn't thrilled with it. I found Milo difficult to believe in and was unable to feel terribly involved with the action. Actually, there wasn't all that much action.
Nothing new here, and the novel lacked that certain something that allows this reader to enter into the spirit of events, regardless of how unlikely they may be..
Fiction. Spy novel/ thriller? 2009. 408 pages.