Our Kind of Traitor (Hardcover)
Viking Adult, 9780670022243, 320pp.
Publication Date: October 12, 2010
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (10/11/2010)
Compact Disc (10/12/2010)
Paperback, Large Print (5/3/2011)
Hardcover, Large Print, Large Print (10/1/2010)
Compact Disc (11/1/2011)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (10/12/2010)
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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.