Our Kind of Traitor Film Tie In
|Author:||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.
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 If you want to know about the state of Britain today, forget the Booker shortlist. Just read John le Carre's latest thriller Evening Standard 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 Few literary novels can boast a set of characters so vividly imagined. A teasing, beguiling, masterly performance Sunday Times A remarkable book by the master Daily Telegraph Pitch perfect. Le Carre's greatest gift may be his ear, which allows him to pick up a tremor of fear in the softest voice or a false note in any exchange of words and play with them to his heart's content Sunday Telegraph One of our great writers of moral ambiguity, a tireless explorer of that darkly contradictory no-man's land Los Angeles Times I would suggest immortality for John le Carre, who I believe one of the most intelligent and entertaining writers working today Chicago Tribune
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.