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Our Kind of Traitor

John le Carre


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (10/11/2010)
Paperback (6/7/2016)
Hardcover, Large Print, Large Print (10/1/2010)
Compact Disc (10/12/2010)
Compact Disc (11/1/2011)
Paperback, Large Print (5/3/2011)

November 2010 Indie Next List

“Adapting to the changing times, John le Carre long ago abandoned the Cold War for more relevant milieus. This time the subject is the frightening world of the Russian Mob and high stakes, global-reaching, money laundering. Inspired by a newspaper clipping, it is a story of loyalties, altruism, defections, and collapsing ethics, where high ranking spymasters enrich themselves by leaving the service to rub shoulders with the element upon which they formerly spied.”
— Darwin Ellis, Books on the Common, Ridgefield, CT
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Watch a video The unrivaled master of spy fiction returns with a taut and suspenseful tale of dirty money and dirtier politics.
For nearly half a century, John le Carre's limitless imagination has enthralled millions of readers and moviegoers around the globe. From the cold war to the bitter fruits of colonialism to unrest in the Middle East, he has reinvented the spy novel again and again. Now, le Carre makes his Viking debut with a stunning tour-de-force that only a craftsman of his caliber could pen. As menacing and flawlessly paced as "The Little Drummer Girl" and as morally complex as "The Constant Gardener, Our Kind of Traitor" is signature le Carre.
Perry and Gail are idealistic and very much in love when they splurge on a tennis vacation at a posh beach resort in Antigua. But the charm begins to pall when a big-time Russian money launderer enlists their help to defect. In exchange for amnesty, Dima is ready to rat out his "vory" (Russian criminal brotherhood) compatriots and expose corruption throughout the so-called legitimate financial and political worlds. Soon, the guileless couple find themselves pawns in a deadly endgame whose outcome will be determined by the victor of the British Secret Service's ruthless internecine battles.

Viking Adult, 9780670022243, 320pp.

Publication Date: October 12, 2010

About the Author

New York Times bestselling authorJohn le Carre ("A Delicate Truth"and"Spy 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."

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