♥ Book Title : A Delicate Truth
☯ Full Synopsis : "From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s memoir, The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life is now available from Viking. "A novel that beckons us beyond any and all expectations."—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post A counter-terrorist operation, code-named Wildlife, is being mounted on the British crown colony of Gibraltar. Its purpose: to capture and abduct a high-value jihadist arms buyer. Its authors: an ambitious Foreign Office Minister, a private defense contractor who is also his bosom friend, and a shady American CIA operative of the evangelical far-right. So delicate is the operation that even the Minister’s personal private secretary, Toby Bell, is not cleared for it. Three years later, a disgraced Special Forces Soldier delivers a message from the dead. Was Operation Wildlife the success it was cracked up to be—or a human tragedy that was ruthlessly covered up? Summoned by Sir Christopher “Kit” Probyn, retired British diplomat, to his decaying Cornish manor house, and closely observed by Kit’s daughter, Emily, Toby must choose between his conscience and duty to his Service. If the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing, how can he keep silent?"Article| John le Carré| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : A Delicate Truth
☯ Full Synopsis : "2008: A covert counterterror operation code-named Wildlife is to be mounted on the Rock of Gibraltar. This one is right off the books; the target code-named PUNTER. The Brits on land, the American mercenaries by sea. Kit Probyn, an upright Foreign Office veteran with a safe pair of hands and no previous experience of the dark arts, will be the minister’s eyes and ears on the ground. His “red telephone.” Toby Bell, a rising Foreign Office star and the minister’s personal private secretary, has been kept out of the loop. Why? There are whispers of private armies, bounty, dicey intelligence, corporate wars. 2011: A disgraced Special Forces soldier who took part in Wildlife delivers a message from the dead. The worlds of Toby Bell and Kit Probyn collide. If the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing, at what point do these two good men become guilty bystanders?"Article| John le Carré| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Delicate Truth
☯ Full Synopsis : "A counter-terror operation, codenamed Wildlife, is being mounted in Britain's most precious colony, Gibraltar. Its purpose: to capture and abduct a high-value jihadist arms-buyer. Its authors: an ambitious Foreign Office Minister, and a private defence contractor who is also his close friend. So delicate is the operation that even the Minister's Private Secretary, Toby Bell, is not cleared for it. Suspecting a disastrous conspiracy, Toby attempts to forestall it, but is promptly posted overseas. Three years on, summoned by Sir Christopher Probyn, retired British diplomat, to his decaying Cornish manor house, and closely watched by Probyn's daughter Emily, Toby must choose between his conscience and his duty to the Service. If the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing, how can he keep silent? 'No other writer has charted - pitilessly for politicians but thrillingly for readers - the public and secret histories of his times, from the Second World War to the 'War on Terror'' Guardian 'The master of the modern spy novel returns . . . this is writing of such quality that - as Robert Harris put it - it will be read in one hundred years. John le Carré was never a spy-turned-writer, he was a writer who found his canvas in espionage, as Dickens did in other worlds. The two men deserve comparison' Daily Mail 'A brilliant climax, with sinister deaths, casual torture, wrecked lives and shameful compromises' Observer 'With A Delicate Truth, le Carré has in a sense come home. And it's a splendid homecoming . . . the novel is the most satisfying, subtle and compelling of his recent oeuvre' The Times"Article| John le Carré| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Most Wanted Man
☯ Full Synopsis : "Smuggled into Hamburg, Issa, a young Russian man, forms an alliance with Annabel, a civil rights lawyer, and Tommy Brue, scion of a failing British bank, as they become victims of rival intelligence operations in the War on Terror."Article| John le Carre| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : 민감한 진실 (A Delicate Truth)
☯ Full Synopsis : "런던 중심가를 뒤흔든 국방성 스캔들과 이와 얽힌 거대 음모…… 거짓과 기만의 세상에서 정의를 찾으려는 두 비밀 요원의 치명적이고 은밀한 여정! 시대와 인간에 대한 탁월한 통찰력을 지닌 첩보 스릴러의 거장, 존 르 카레의 최신 걸작! 실제 영국 외무성에서의 첩보 경험을 토대로 지난 60여 년간 지구상에서 일어났던 아픈 역사를 뛰어난 작가적 통찰력과 문학성으로 표현해온 거장 존 르 카레. 1963년 20세기 냉전 시대를 다룬 첩보 소설이자 영국 사회를 적나라하게 고발한 작품 《추운 나라에서 돌아온 스파이》로 국제적 명성을 쌓아 올린 존 르 카레는 이후 《팅커, 테일러, 솔저, 스파이》, 《스마일리의 사람들》 등 작품을 발표할 때마다 평론가들의 호평을 받으며 뉴욕타임스 베스트셀러 목록에 오르는 화제의 작가이기도 하다. ‘시대와 함께 진보하는 거장의 탁월한 의식’을 보여주었던 세계적 지성 중 하나로 손꼽히는 그는, 전작 《스마일리의 사람들》을 통해 가장 대표적인 시리즈이자 작가가 가장 사랑한 스파이 ‘조지 스마일리’와의 이별을 앞당기며 자신을 둘러싼 세상이 많이 변했고 이제 조지 스마일리의 시선이 아닌 다른 식으로 세상을 바라보아야 할 때라고 말한 바 있다. 존 르 카레의 최신작인 이 책 《민감한 진실(A Delicate Truth)》은 바로 이러한 변화를 가장 잘 반영한 작품이다. 집단의 대의를 위해 개인을 소모품처럼 희생시키는 공산주의 국가에 대한 혐오감을 숨기지 못하나, 그럼에도 ‘구소련’이라는 굳건한 존재로 인해 불가피한 개인의 희생을 선택할 수밖에 없었던 것이 냉전 시대의 첩보 스릴러를 정의한다면, 《민감한 진실》에서 구소련이라는 공공연한 적은 탐욕스러운 정치 조직으로 탈바꿈한다. 이제 거대 제약사, 부도덕한 은행, 음흉한 목적을 지닌 다국적 기업, 그리고 이들에 휘둘리는 심약한 정치인 등도 우리에게 익숙한 적이자 존 르 카레의 진정한 화두로 거듭나게 된 것이다. 그런 의미에서 《민감한 진실》은 “우리 일, 그러니까 우리와 당신의 일은 개인보다 전체가 중요하다는 이론에 바탕을 두고 있습니다”라는 조지 스마일리의 이론에 대한 항변처럼 읽히기도 한다."Article| 존 르 카레 (John Le Carre)| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Our Kind of Traitor
☯ Full Synopsis : "Our Kind of Traitor is an enhanced digital title containing video material viewable on colour devices, such as the iPad. With an exclusive audio/visual recording of John le Carré reading from the novel and rare and exclusive audio footage of the author talking about the inspiration behind the book, as well as a letter from le Carré to eBook readers, this enhanced eBook will bring an enriched reading experience to fans of John le Carré and eBook lovers everywhere. Please note that this is a large file which will take some time to download over slower connections. In Our Kind of Traitor an English couple, Perry and Gail, are taking an off-peak holiday on the Caribbean Island of Antigua when 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 teasing, beguiling, masterly performance' Sunday Times 'Chilling and astute . . . In Our Kind of Traitor, there is not a hair out of place . . . Le Carré has done it again for our nasty new age' The Times 'John le Carré's bullet train of a new thriller is part vintage John le Carré and part Alfred Hitchcock . . . The author's most thrilling thriller in years' New York Times"Article| John le Carré| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Perfect Spy
☯ Full Synopsis : "Magnus Pym, Britain's premier spy, has vanished -- sending intelligence communities on a frenzied international manhunt. As the search plays out, so does a chain of clandestine operations surfacing in Washington, Vienna, Prague, London, and Berlin. But the most powerful drama of all comes from exploring Pym's background -- his education as a spy, and the spectacular motives and mentors who transformed him into a master of guile and deception."Article| John le Carre| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Mission Song
☯ Full Synopsis : "'Mesmerising' Sunday Times As an interpreter of African languages, Bruno Salvador is much in demand. He makes it a principle to remain neutral - no matter what he hears. But when he is summoned on a secret job for British Intelligence, he is told he will have to get his hands dirty. His mission is to help bring democracy to the Congo - democracy that will be delivered at the end of a gun barrel. The Mission Song is an excoriating depiction of a corrupt world where loyalty can be bought and war is simply an opportunity to settle old scores. 'Simply astonishing ... a formidably sophisticated work of fiction' Charles Cumming"Article| John le Carré| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Murder of Quality
☯ Full Synopsis : "Now retired from the British Secret Service, former spy George Smiley agrees to do a favor for an old friend and investigates the mysterious demise of the wife of an assistant master at the distinguished Carne School. But Smiley gets more than he bargains for and is plunged headlong into a labyrinth of skeletons and hatreds."Article| John le Carre| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Pigeon Tunnel
☯ Full Synopsis : "THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'Out of the secret world I once knew, I have tried to make a theatre for the larger worlds we inhabit. First comes the imagining, then the search for reality. Then back to the imagining, and to the desk where I'm sitting now.' From his years serving in British Intelligence during the Cold War, to a career as a writer that took him from war-torn Cambodia to Beirut on the cusp of the 1982 Israeli invasion, to Russia before and after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, John le Carré has always written from the heart of modern times. In this, his first memoir, le Carré is as funny as he is incisive - reading into the events he witnesses the same moral ambiguity with which he imbues his novels. Whether he's writing about the parrot at a Beirut hotel that could perfectly mimic machine gun fire, or visiting Rwanda's museums of the unburied dead in the aftermath of the genocide, or celebrating New Year's Eve with Yasser Arafat, or interviewing a German terrorist in her desert prison in the Negev, or watching Alec Guinness preparing for his role as George Smiley, or describing the female aid worker who inspired the main character in his The Constant Gardener, le Carré endows each happening with vividness and humour, now making us laugh out loud, now inviting us to think anew about events and people we believed we understood. Best of all, le Carré gives us a glimpse of a writer's journey over more than six decades, and his own hunt for the human spark that has given so much life and heart to his fictional characters. 'No other writer has charted - pitilessly for politicians but thrillingly for readers - the public and secret histories of his times' Guardian 'John le Carré is as recognizable a writer as Dickens or Austen' Financial Times 'When I was under house arrest I was helped by the books of John le Carré ... 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"Article| John le Carré| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Small Town in Germany
☯ Full Synopsis : "From the New York Times bestselling author of A Legacy of Spies. John le Carré’s new novel, Agent Running in the Field, is coming October 2019. "Haven't you realized that only appearances matter?" The British Embassy in Bonn is up in arms. Her Majesty's financially troubled government is seeking admission to Europe's Common Market just as anti-British factions are rising to power in Germany. Rioters are demanding reunification, and the last thing the Crown can afford is a scandal. Then Leo Harting—an embassy nobody—goes missing with a case full of confidential files. London sends Alan Turner to control the damage, but he soon realizes that neither side really wants Leo found—alive. Set against the threat of a German-Soviet alliance, John le Carré's A Small Town in Germany is a superb chronicle of Cold War paranoia and political compromise. With an introduction by the author."Article| John le Carré| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Ghost
☯ Full Synopsis : "Retired British prime minister Adam Lang sets out to write a tell-all memoir of his life and political career, an effort for which he hires a ghostwriter who uncovers dangerous secrets about the former leader's term."Article| Robert Harris| Statement ..."