At the start of it all, Jonathan Pine is merely the night manager at a luxury hotel. But when a single attempt to pass on information to the British authorities - about an international businessman at the hotel with suspicious dealings - backfires terribly, and people close to Pine begin to die, he commits himself to a battle against powerful forces he cannot begin to imagine.
Also in the episode that aired 13 March John le Carre himself had a cameo ... did you spot it. If not check out the video clip below.
'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')
Publication date: 18/02/2016
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||18th February 2016|
|Author:||John le Carre|
|Publisher:||Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Books Behind TV & Film, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
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. Author photo © White Hare LtdMore About John le Carre