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Agent Running In The Field – John le Carr?



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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Le Carre delivers a tale for our times . . . a demonstration of the British spy thriller at its unputdownable best Robert McCrum, Observer ________________________________ Nat, a 47 year-old veteran of Britains 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. _______________________________ A rich, beautifully written book studded with surprises. Narrative is a black art, and Le Carre is its grandmaster Andrew Taylor, Spectator Blisteringly contemporary . . . Each new book from le Carre is refreshingly different and uniquely compelling Economist Astute state-of-the-nation commentary Guardian Subtle, wry and seamless, its an utter joy, from first page to last Daily Mail The master espionage novelist takes on Brexit and Trump in this tense and chilling portrait of today Evening Standard Times Books of the Year New Statesman Book of the Year Guardian Books of the Year Sunday Times Books of the Year TLS Books of the Year Daily Mail Books of the Year Mail on Sundays Best Books of the Year Apple Best books of 2019

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