A Perfect Spy
|Author:||John le Carre|
Magnus Pym, ranking diplomat, has vanished, believed defected. The chase is on: for a missing husband, a devoted father, and a secret agent. Pym's life, it is revealed, is entirely made up of secrets. Dominated by a father who is also a confidence trickster on an epic scale, Pym has from the age of seventeen been controlled by two mentors. It is these two, racing each other and time itself, who are orchestrating the search to find the perfect spy ...
'Without doubt his masterpiece ... a perfect work of fiction' -- Sunday Times 'The best English novel since the war' -- Philip Roth
John le Carre was born in 1931. After attending the universities of Bern and Oxford, he taught at Eton and spent five years in the British Foreign Service. He is the author of nineteen novels and he lives in Cornwall.