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.
"Starred Review. His most accessible work in years, this novel shows once again why his name is the one to which all others in the field are compared." - Publishers Weekly
"Starred Review." - Kirkus
"... this novel is sure to thrill faithful fans and attract newcomers to Le Carré's considerable list of 21 previous novels." - Library Journal
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John Le Carré is the pen name of David Cornwell. Cornwell was born in Poole,
Dorset (in the South-West of England) in 1931. His father, Ronnie, made
and lost his fortune a number of times due to elaborate confidence tricks and
schemes which landed him in prison on at least one occasion. This, according to
Cornwell, was one of the factors that led to his fascination with secrets.
His father was also the inspiration for the lead character in 'The
Honourable Schoolboy' (1977).
Cornwell's mother left home when he was five or six years old - he did not see her again until he was 21.
He attended Sherborne School - a British boarding school, but was unhappy and dropped out at the age of 16. For a little under a year (in 1948-1949) he studied German at the ...
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