In a chilling tale of corrupt intelligence agencies, billion-dollar price tags and the truth of the brutal arms trade, John le Carre creates a claustrophobic world in which no one can be trusted.
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.
When I was under house arrest I was helped by the books of John le
Carre ... they were a journey into the wider world ... These were
the journeys that made me feel that I was not really cut off from
the rest of humankind -- Aung San Suu Kyi
One of those writers who will be read a century from now -- Robert Harris
He can communicate emotion, from sweating fear to despairing love, with terse and compassionate conviction * Sunday Times (on 'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold') *
Return of the master . . . Having plumbed the devious depths of the Cold War, le Carre has done it again for our nasty new age * The Times (on 'Our Kind of Traitor') *