From Publishers Weekly
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
|Amazon Price||New from||Used from|
One character becomes a caricature and unlike some of LeCarre's main characters in other books, I found I didn't really care what happened to him.
As I read this marvelous book I felt I was revisiting the world of George Smiley where agents moved back and forth across the Berlin Wall to exchange cold war secrets.
It's taken me a week to get to chapter 5 (I usually read a book in a few days) and I'm not sure I'll make it to the end on this one unless it gets better soon.
The long friendship between Mundy & Sasha is John LeCarre's vehicle for exposing the often toxic complicity between the British & American secret services from the late 20th to... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Directrice
Eloquently written, elegantly crafted,insightful and scarily plausible. A page Turner from beginning to end. A treat for his fans and a great introduction to the Author.Published 2 months ago by Laurie Hyman
The book is complex, with the very English character of Ted Mundy growing organically as the story develops from Cold war spying to the contemporary war on terror. Read morePublished 2 months ago by vermag
First let me say that the book is entertaining but more on a character level than in plot, and you have to suffer through quite a bit of character development before the story... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Stevab
At some level this felt like my life story and I kept reading to see how it turns out. Not your glamorized spy novel. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Georgia Gail Loyd
The protagonist of this lengthy spy novel is a British subject who answers to the name Ted Mundy. Much like Forrest Gump, Mundy is pulled from one phase of his life to the next on... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Michael G.