From the critically acclaimed, best-selling author of Our Game and The Night Manager comes an action-packed new thriller, set in Panama, that come straight from the pages of today's current news media. 300,000 first printing. Major ad/promo. BOMC & QPB Main.
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John le Carré, the greatest spy novelist of the Cold War era, continues his post-Cold War quest to define the genre he helped perfect. The classic spy novel was essentially a story of good (England, the United States) vs. evil (Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union), in which good more or less prevailed. The Tailor of Panama is something else entirely: a spy novel with no spies in which the bad guys reap most of the rewards. It is also a viciously funny satire. The novel is set in Panama, where a plot is in place to make void the Panama Treaty, which would return control of the Panama Canal to the Panamanians in 1999. At the center of events is Harry Pendel, the tailor of the title. Coerced into working for British Intelligence, he concocts out of whole cloth a left-wing movement with the goal of luring the American military to do the dirty work--invade Panama à la 1989 and nullify the treaty. From the characters to the setting, le Carré has succeeded in setting new parameters for an old genre.From the Publisher:
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Book Description Knopf, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 000-331: Deckle Edge Hardcover with Dustjacket. 332 pages. No Defects. A New, Unread Book. A beautiful, square, tight copy with clean, unmarked pages. Outstanding Gift Quality. A Spy Thriller/Satire of Panama, a hotbed of Drugs, Laundered Money and Corruption. First Edition, Second Printing October 1996. A Borzoi Book, Published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Bookseller Inventory # 35615
Book Description Knopf, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0679454462
Book Description Knopf, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110679454462
Book Description U.S.A.: Knopf, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. New condition first edition that is signed by Le Carre on the title page. Tight binding and clean crisp pages. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7169952394053932723