When beautiful Tessa Quayle is murdered in Kenya, her husband John, an amateur gardener and British diplomat, receives another shock—she may have been having an affair with her traveling companion, a respected doctor who is now missing. Hardened, Justin sets out to find Tessa's killers and their motives, but what he learns makes him a suspect among his own colleagues—and a target for his wife's killers.
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“The Constant Gardener” is a magnificent exploration of the new world order by one of the most compelling and elegant storytellers of our time. The novel opens in northern Kenya with the gruesome murder of Tessa Quayle—young, beautiful, and dearly beloved to husband Justin. When Justin sets out on a personal odyssey to uncover the mystery of her death, what he finds could make him not only a suspect among his own colleagues, but a target for Tessa's killers as well.
A master chronicler of the betrayals of ordinary people caught in political conflict, John le Carre portrays the dark side of unbridled capitalism as only he can. In “The Constant Gardener” he tells a compelling, complex story of a man elevated through tragedy as Justin Quayle—amateur gardener, aging widower, and ineffectual bureaucrat—discovers his own natural resources and the extraordinary courage of the woman he barely had time to love.
John le Carr? was born in 1931. His third novel, “The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, ” secured him a worldwide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy: "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honorable Schoolboy, “ and ”Smiley's People.“ His novels include ”The Little Drummer Girl, A Perfect Spy, The Russia House, Our Game, The Taileor of Panama, “ and ”Single & Single." John le Carr? lives in Cornwall.