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Our Kind of Traitor by John le Carre
  

Our Kind of Traitor

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A naive British academic encounters a Russian oligarch in the Caribbean and the spider's web of global espionage unwinds in waves around them. The ambiguities of the secret world brought up to date. Le Carre at his best. ~ Maxim Jakubowski

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This is Le Carre at his spellbinding best. His characters are so richly sketched and brilliantly imagined and there is no one to beat him for the quality of his dialogue which just slips off the tongue and into one’s subconscious but in such a way that it will never be forgotten. Le Carre has proven here that he’s not just the King of the Cold War but also of the modern, murky and sometimes rather nasty world in which we now live.

Click below to view the trailer for the film adaptation of this book which opens in the UK on 13 May 2016.

If you like John le Carre you might also like to read books by Charles Cumming, Daniel Silva and Frederick Forsyth.

Synopsis

Our Kind of Traitor by John le Carre

An English couple, Perry and Gail, are taking an off-peak holiday on the Caribbean island of Antigua. By seeming chance they bump into a Russian millionaire called Dima who owns a peninsula and a diamond-encrusted gold watch. He also has a tattoo on his right thumb, and wants a game of tennis.

What else he wants propels the young lovers on a tortuous journey through Paris to a safe house in the Swiss Alps, to the murkiest cloisters of the City of London and its unholy alliance with Britain's Intelligence Establishment.

Reviews

'A remarkable book by the master' Daily Telegraph

'A story with frenzy at its heart ... A compelling tale of deceit, dialogue and the author's own despair' -- James Naughtie

'[A] bullet train of a thriller ... part vintage John le Carre and part Alfred Hitchcock' The New York Times

About the Author

John le Carre

John le Carré was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton and served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War. For the last fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall. His works include The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Smiley's People; The Little Drummer Girl; A Perfect Spy; The Russia House; and Absolute Friends.

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Book Info

Publication date

21st April 2016

Author

John le Carre

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Thriller / Suspense
Books Behind TV & Film

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780241975015

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