Our Kind of Traitor by John le Carre
A Novel

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Fans of the author will likely enjoy this latest offering. Suspense is maintained literally to the last page. If the novel has a serious weakness it is the tendency of Perry and Gail to become rather tedious.
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, SpyThe Spy Who Came in from the Cold; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston

Chosen as a Best Book of the Year by the The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus Reviews

In this exquisitely told novel, John le Carré shows us once again his acute understanding of the world we live in and where power really lies.
 
In the wake of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and with Britain on the brink of economic ruin, a young English couple takes a vacation in Antigua. There they meet Dima, a Russian who styles himself the world’s Number One money-launderer and who wants, among other things, a game of tennis. Back in London, the couple is subjected to an interrogation by the British Secret service who also need their help. Their acquiescence will lead them on a precarious journey through Paris to a safe house in Switzerland, helpless pawns in a game of nations that reveals the unholy alliances between the Russian mafia, the City of London, the government and the competing factions of the British Secret Service.

John le Carré’s memoir, The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life, will be available from Viking in September 2016.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

About John le Carre

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JOHN LE CARRÉ, the author of twenty-two novels, is the pseudonym for David Cornwell, who was a member of the British Foreign Service from 1959 to 1964. Many of his books have been made into films, including The Constant Gardener; The Russia House; The Little Drummer Girl; and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
 
Published October 12, 2010 by Penguin Books. 332 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History, War, Crime. Fiction
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Reviewed by Philip Marchand on Oct 15 2010

Fans of the author will likely enjoy this latest offering. Suspense is maintained literally to the last page. If the novel has a serious weakness it is the tendency of Perry and Gail to become rather tedious.

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