Our Kind of Traitor

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Our Kind of Traitor

By John Le Carre

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143119722, 320pp.

Publication Date: April 26, 2011

Description
From theNew York Timesbestsellingauthor ofTinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy;The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; andThe Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston
Chosen as a Best Book of the Year by the TheWashington Post, Publishers Weekly, andKirkus Reviews

In this exquisitely told novel, John le Carre shows us once again his acute understanding of the world we live in and where power really lies.
In the wake of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and with Britain on the brink of economic ruin, a young English couple takes a vacation in Antigua. There they meet Dima, a Russian who styles himself the world's Number One money-launderer and who wants, among other things, a game of tennis. Back in London, the couple is subjected to an interrogation by the British Secret service who also need their help. Their acquiescence will lead them on a precarious journey through Paris to a safe house in Switzerland, helpless pawns in a game of nations that reveals the unholy alliances between the Russian mafia, the City of London, the government and the competing factions of the British Secret Service.
John le Carre's memoir, The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life, will be available from Viking in September 2016.


About the Author
New York Times bestselling authorJohn le Carre (A Delicate TruthandSpy Who Came in from the Cold)was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton and served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War. For the last fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall."


Praise For Our Kind of Traitor

“One of our great writers of moral ambiguity, a tireless explorer of that darkly contradictory no-man’s land…Our Kind of Traitor brims with deftly drawn characters navigating a treacherously uncertain landscape that seems ripped from yesterday’s papers and re-created with an absolutely certain hand.”—Tim Rutten, Los Angeles Times

“Part vintage John le Carré and part Alfred Hitchcock…the suspense in Our Kind of Traitor is genuine and nerve-racking.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“I would suggest immortality for John le Carré, who I believe one of the most intelligent and entertaining writers working today.”—The Chicago Tribune.