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Agent Running in the Field

John Le Carre


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PUBLISHED: 15th October 2019 NEW RELEASE
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  • Paperback
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PUBLISHED: 15th October 2019 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9780241401217

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Nat, a 47 year-old veteran of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, believes his years as an agent runner are over. He is back in London with his wife, the long-suffering Prue. But with the growing threat from Moscow Centre, the office has one more job for him. Nat is to take over The Haven, a defunct substation of London General with a rag-tag band of spies. The only bright light on the team is young Florence, who has her eye on Russia Department and a Ukrainian oligarch with a finger in the Russia pie.

Nat is not only a spy, he is a passionate badminton player. His regular Monday evening opponent is half his age- the introspective and solitary Ed. Ed hates Brexit, hates Trump and hates his job at some soulless media agency. And it is Ed, of all unlikely people, who will take Prue, Florence and Nat himself down the path of political anger that will ensnare them all. Agent Running in the Field is a chilling portrait of our time, now heartbreaking, now darkly humorous, told to us with unflagging tension by the greatest chronicler of our age.

Author Biography

John le Carre 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 more than fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.

Review

Le Carre has always known how to make his readers hang on barbed-wire tenterhooks. He drip-feeds information with such suspense-building miserliness that our befogged state matches that of the field agents - the "joes" - who glimpse one piece of the secret jigsaw at a time Financial Times A literary master for a generation Observer One of those writers who will be read a century from now -- Robert Harris No other writer has charted - pitilessly for politicians but thrillingly for readers - the public and secret histories of his times Guardian

Product Details

Year
2019
ISBN-10
0241401216
ISBN-13
9780241401217
Format
Paperback
Author
John Le Carre
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Language
English
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Publication Date
2019-10-17
Pages
288