A Most Wanted Man by John Le Carré

By John Le Carré

From the “literary grasp for a generation” - The London Observer comes a fiercely compelling and present novel set in Hamburg that performs to all of le CarrÉ’s trademark strengths— Germany, rival intelligence operations, and sympathetic protagonists who find a flavor for ethical integrity.
A half-starved younger Russian guy in an extended black overcoat is smuggled  into  Hamburg  at  dead  of night.  He  has  an  unbelievable amount  of  cash  secreted  in  a purse  round  his  neck.  He  is a religious Muslim. Or is he? He says his identify is Issa.
Annabel, an idealistic younger German civil rights attorney, determines to save lots of Issa from deportation. quickly her client’s survival turns into extra vital to her than her personal career—or security.
In pursuit of Issa’s mysterious previous, she confronts the incon- gruous Tommy Brue, the sixty- year-old scion of Brue FrÈres, a failing British financial institution dependent in Hamburg.
Annabel, Issa, and Brue shape an not going alliance—and a triangle of very unlikely loves is born.  in the meantime, scenting a yes kill within the so-called warfare on Terror, the spies of 3 international locations converge upon the innocents.
Poignant, compassionate, peopled with characters the reader by no means desires to permit cross, A such a lot sought after guy is alive with humor, but prickles with stress till the final heart-stopping web page. it's a paintings of deep humanity and unusual relevance to our times.

From Publishers Weekly
When boxer Melik Oktay and his mom, either Turkish Muslims residing in Hamburg, absorb a highway individual calling himself Issa in the beginning of this morally complicated mystery from le Carré (The challenge Song), they trigger a sequence of occasions implicating intelligence corporations from 3 international locations. Issa, who claims to be a Muslim scientific scholar, is, in truth, a sought after terrorist and the son of Grigori Karpov, a crimson military colonel whose massive resources are hid in a mysterious portfolio at a Hamburg financial institution. Tommy Brue, a stereotypical unsuitable everyman stuck up within the machinations of spies and counterspies, enters the plot whilst Issa's legal professional seeks to say those resources. The e-book works most sensible in its depiction of the rivalries besetting even post-9/11 intelligence corporations that are supposed to be allies, yet not one of the characters is as memorable as George Smiley or Magnus Pym. nonetheless, even a lesser le Carré attempt is way above the typical run of thrillers. (Oct.)

From Bookmarks Magazine
While this novel could be le Carre's first tackle espionage in Europe after the chilly struggle, critics couldn't be extra divided over its caliber. Alan Furst, himself one of many greats of the style, opines so much sought after guy will be one of many author's most sensible, no longer for its content material rather a lot as for its technical brilliance. yet different reviewers panned the paintings, arguing that le Carre's outrage over fresh American intelligence practices distorts the plot and renders some of the characters as mere cliches. maybe the consensus is such a lot sought after guy is an relaxing le Carre novel (and for this reason far better than such a lot thrillers)—but faraway from his best.

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A devastatingly beautiful Danish blonde, Inga Arvad entered the United States as a student of journalism at Columbia University and worked as a columnist on the Washington TimesHerald. It was there she met Kathleen Kennedy, who in December ARVAD, INGA • 13 1941 introduced Arvad, a 28-year-old statuesque divorcée separated from her second husband, the Hungarian film director Paul Fejos, to her brother John F. Kennedy, for an interview subsequently published in the newspaper. S. Navy ensign, then working in the Office of Naval Intelligence, they began an affair that resulted in an espionage investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), who suspected Arvad of being a German spy.

The damage caused by the Ames list was immense, and severely compromised AE/TICKLE, Britain’s star agent inside the KGB’s London rezidentura. As a direct consequence of the tip from Ames, Oleg Gordievsky was unexpectedly recalled to Moscow on 17 May 1985, supposedly for urgent top-level consultations three days later, but actually for a lengthy, hostile interrogation that included the use of drugs. Another lucky escape was made by Sergei Bokhan, the CIA’s GRU source in Athens. He had defected at the end of May, a fortnight be- AMES, ALDRICH • 7 fore Ames delivered his list.

Early in 1945 Bentley had been eased out of the NKVD’s network and she had resented the loss of her dual role of courier and controller. Whatever her motives, she quickly followed Budenz to the FBI, making her initial tentative approach in New Haven in August 1945, and her value to the bureau was to act as a human encyclopedia, putting names and faces to members of the network. Her disaffection was complete by the time she approached the FBI in New York in October, which initially suggested she try and rejoin the organization by reestablishing contact with Gorsky.

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