Night Manager by John Le Carre

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Enter the new world of espionage, where the skills forged by generations of spies during the darkest days of the Cold War are put to even more terrifying use. Penetrate the secret world of ruthless arms dealers and drug smugglers who have risen to unthinkable power and wealth. The sinister master of them all is an untouchable Englishman named Roper, the charming, unstoppable ruler of a corrupt world all his own.

Slipping into this maze of peril is a former British soldier, Jonathan Pine, who knows Roper well enough to hate him more than he hates any other man on earth. Now personal vengeance is only part of the reason Pine is willing to help the men at Whitehall bring Roper down.


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About John Le Carre

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John le Carre was born in 1931. His third novel, "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, " secured him a worldwide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy: "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honorable Schoolboy, " and "Smiley's People." His novels include "The Little Drummer Girl, A Perfect Spy, The Russia House, Our Game, The Taileor of Panama, " and "Single & Single." John le Carre lives in Cornwall.
 
Published June 1, 1994 by San Val. 480 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Crime. Fiction

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But even as Jonathan, still grieving for Sophie, finds himself attracted to Roper's bedmate Jed Marshall and overriding Burr's orders to stay out of Roper's papers, the boys in Whitehall--divided between independents like Goodhew, who want the old agencies broken up, and his cold-warrior nemesis ...

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Previously in The Secret Pilgrim, le Carre, our premier chronicler of the spy world, gave indications of where his future interests lay, now that the Cold War and the shadow world it created are firml

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Le Carre's novel about international drug and arms merchants was a 14-week PW bestseller.

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Entertainment Weekly

The Night Manager John le Carre (Ballantine, $6.99, first published in 1993) In this, his 11th novel since he invented the modern espionage story in 1963 with The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, Le Carre works familiar territory with the mastery of a brilliant conductor returning to a favorite sym...

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Entertainment Weekly

A few years ago, when the end of the Cold War was still a headline and phrases like new world order had not yet been flogged into parody by overuse, speculation ran high that literary spymaster John le Carre and other, lesser chroniclers of East-vs.-West intrigue would soon find themselves hunt...

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The Independent

But surely Le Carre himself does not believe that Roper's odious and transparent bonhomie amounts to anything like charm.

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