Set in a fragmented, uncertain post-Soviet world, le CarrU's brutal story of falsehoods and betrayal shows men playing dangerous games beyond their control.
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 Honourable Schoolboy and Smiley's People. His recent novels include A Most Wanted Man, Our Kind of Traitor and A Delicate Truth.
A wonderful book ... I cannot think of a more compelling read * Financial Times *
An absorbing and thought-provoking piece of work * The Times Literary Supplement *
Le Carre is in the first rank -- Ian McEwan