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This “beautifully written, propulsive…timely as today’s headlines” (Los Angeles Times) bestselling novel about spies in the War on Terror is “le Carré’s strongest, most powerful novel…extraordinary” (The New York Times Book Review). A Most Wanted Man is also a major motion picture starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, and Robin Wright.
A half-starved young Russian in a long black overcoat is smuggled into Hamburg in the dead of night. He has an improbable amount of cash in a purse around his neck. He is a devout Muslim. Or is he? He says his name is Issa.
Annabel, an idealistic young German civil rights lawyer, is determined to save Issa from deportation. Soon her client’s survival becomes more important her than her own career—or safety. In pursuit of Issa’s mysterious past, she confronts the incongruous Tommy Brue, the sixty-year-old scion of a failing British bank based in Hamburg.
Annabel, Issa, and Brue form an unlikely alliance—and a triangle of impossible loves is born.
Meanwhile, scenting a sure kill in the so-called War on Terror, the spies of three nations converge upon the innocents...
About the Author
John le Carré 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 Honorable Schoolboy; and Smiley’s People. His novels include The Constant Gardner, The Little Drummer Girl, A Perfect Spy, The Russia House, Our Game, The Tailor of Panama, and Single & Single. He lives in Cornwall, United Kingdom.