From the “literary master for a generation” (The London Observer) comes a fiercely com- pelling and current novel set in Hamburg that plays to all of le Carré’s trademark strengths— Germany, rival intelligence operations, and sympathetic protagonists who discover a taste for moral integrity.
A half-starved young Russian man in a long black overcoat is smuggled into Hamburg at dead of night. He has an improbable amount of cash secreted in a purse round his neck. He is a devout Muslim. Or is he? He says his name is Issa.
Annabel, an idealistic young German civil rights lawyer, determines to save Issa from deportation. Soon her client’s survival becomes more important to her than her own career—or safety.
In pursuit of Issa’s mysterious past, she confronts the incon- gruous Tommy Brue, the sixty- year-old scion of Brue Frères, a failing British bank based in Hamburg.
Annabel, Issa, and Brue form an unlikely alliance—and a triangle of impossible loves is born. Meanwhile, scenting a sure kill in the so-called War on Terror, the spies of three nations converge upon the innocents.
Poignant, compassionate, peopled with characters the reader never wants to let go, A Most Wanted Man
is alive with humor, yet prickles with tension until the last heart-stopping page. It is a work of deep humanity and uncommon relevance to our times.
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John le Carré was born in 1931. After attending the universities of Berne and Oxford, he spent five years in the British Foreign Service. The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, his third book, secured him a worldwide reputation. He is the author of twenty-one novels; including Tinker, Tailor,Soldier, Spy; A Perfect Spy, and The Constant Gardener. His books have been translated into thirty-six languages. He lives in England.From AudioFile:
Roger Rees and John le Carr make a mesmerizing pair in this newest of the author's morality tales disguised as an espionage novel. The bare bones of the plot, which takes place in Hamburg, concern Issa, who is either a tortured refuge from Chechnya or a Muslim extremist. He is aided by Annabelle, an idealistic German lawyer, and Tommy Brue, an aging ex-pat British banker who would like to do something good. The story of Issa's interaction with the West is complicated by German police, and British, German, and Russian intelligence. Narrated by Rees, with many character voices and limpid narrative, the story is un-put-downable. His characterization of Issa, in particular, is beautiful, creating a personality that sounds nave, stubborn, and mysterious. Grab your earphones and listen to a great performance. A.C.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine
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