A half-starved young Russian man in a long black overcoat is smuggled into Hamburg in the dead of night. He has an improbable amount of cash secreted in a purse around his neck. He says his name is Issa. Annabel, an idealistic young German civil rights lawyer, is determined to save Issa from deportation. Soon her clients survival becomes more important to her than her own career. In pursuit of Issas mysterious past, she confronts the incongruous Tommy Brue, the sixty-year-old scion of Brue Frères, a failing British bank based in Hamburg. A triangle of impossible loves is born.
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John le Carré 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 The Constant Gardener, Absolute Friends, The Mission Song, A Most Wanted Man, and Our Kind of Traitor. A Delicate Truth is his twenty-third novel.About the Author:
John le Carre was born in 1931. His recent novels include ABSOLUTE FRIENDS, THE MISSION SONG and THE CONSTANT GARDENER which was turned into an Oscar-winning film. A MOST WANTED MAN is his twenty-first novel.
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