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Book The Tailor of Panama

    Book Details:
  • Author : John le Carré
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 2015-09-16
  • ISBN : 1101968338
  • Pages : 416 pages

Download or read book The Tailor of Panama written by John le Carré and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2015-09-16 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Legacy of Spies and The Night Manager, now an AMC miniseries He is Harry Pendel: Exclusive tailor to Panama’s most powerful men. Informant to British Intelligence. The perfect spy in a country rife with corruption and revolution. What his “handlers” don’t realize is that Harry has a hidden agenda of his own. Deceiving his friends, his wife, and practically himself, he’ll weave a plot so fabulous it exceeds his own vivid imagination. But when events start to spin out of control, Harry is suddenly in over his head—thrown into a lethal maze of politics and espionage, with unthinkable consequences. . . . Praise for The Tailor of Panama “Entertaining . . . a riotous, readable novel . . . A worthy successor to Graham Greene’s most wicked entertainments.”—The New York Times “Riveting . . . Le Carré has cut another masterpiece.”—Los Angeles Times “What makes le Carré the reigning grand master of espionage fiction? . . . Craft, certainly; he maintains an almost magnificent control of material, pace, dialogue, characterization.”—The Baltimore Sun “Brilliant . . . Le Carré remains fair in front of his field, a startlingly up-to-date storyteller who writes as well about the shadows around the power elite as anyone alive.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Book A Delicate Truth

    Book Details:
  • Author : John le Carré
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2013-05-07
  • ISBN : 1101618027
  • Pages : 346 pages

Download or read book A Delicate Truth written by John le Carré and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2013-05-07 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the New York Times bestselling author of A Legacy of Spies. "A novel that beckons us beyond any and all expectations."—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post A counter-terrorist operation, code-named Wildlife, is being mounted on the British crown colony of Gibraltar. Its purpose: to capture and abduct a high-value jihadist arms buyer. Its authors: an ambitious Foreign Office Minister, a private defense contractor who is also his bosom friend, and a shady American CIA operative of the evangelical far-right. So delicate is the operation that even the Minister’s personal private secretary, Toby Bell, is not cleared for it. Three years later, a disgraced Special Forces Soldier delivers a message from the dead. Was Operation Wildlife the success it was cracked up to be—or a human tragedy that was ruthlessly covered up? Summoned by Sir Christopher “Kit” Probyn, retired British diplomat, to his decaying Cornish manor house, and closely observed by Kit’s daughter, Emily, Toby must choose between his conscience and duty to his Service. If the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing, how can he keep silent?

Book Panama Fever

    Book Details:
  • Author : Matthew Parker
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2009-03-10
  • ISBN : 0307472531
  • Pages : 578 pages

Download or read book Panama Fever written by Matthew Parker and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2009-03-10 with total page 578 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Panama Canal was the costliest undertaking in history; its completion in 1914 marked the beginning of the “American Century.” Panama Fever draws on contemporary accounts, bringing the experience of those who built the canal vividly to life. Politicians engaged in high-stakes diplomacy in order to influence its construction. Meanwhile, engineers and workers from around the world rushed to take advantage of high wages and the chance to be a part of history. Filled with remarkable characters, Panama Fever is an epic history that shows how a small, fiercely contested strip of land made the world a smaller place and launched the era of American global dominance.

Book Our man in Havana

    Book Details:
  • Author : Graham Greene
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1973
  • ISBN : 9780435293505
  • Pages : 227 pages

Download or read book Our man in Havana written by Graham Greene and published by . This book was released on 1973 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Mission Song

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  • Author : John le Carré
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 2006-09-01
  • ISBN : 0759568073
  • Pages : 236 pages

Download or read book The Mission Song written by John le Carré and published by Little, Brown. This book was released on 2006-09-01 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Full of politics, heart, and the sort of suspense that nobody in the world does better, The Mission Song turns John Le Carre's laser eye for the complexity of the modern world on turmoil and conspiracy in Africa. Abandoned by both his Irish father and Congolese mother, Bruno Salvador has long looked for someone to guide his life. He has found it in Mr. Anderson of British Intelligence. Bruno's African upbringing, and fluency in numerous African languages, has made him a top interpreter in London, useful to businesses, hospitals, diplomats -- and spies. Working for Anderson in a clandestine facility known as the "Chat Room,"Salvo (as he's known) translates intercepted phone calls, bugged recordings, and snatched voice mail messages. When Anderson sends him to a mysterious island to interpret during a secret conference between Central African warlords, Bruno thinks he is helping Britain bring peace to a bloody corner of the world. But then he hears something he should not have... By turns thriller, love story, and comic allegory of our times, The Mission Song is a crowning achievement, recounting an interpreter's heroically naive journey out of the dark of Western hypocrisy and into the heart of lightness.

Book Tinker  Tailor  Soldier  Spy

Download or read book Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy written by John le Carre and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2002 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: George Smiley is assigned to uncover the identity of the double agent operating in the highest levels of British Intelligence.

Book The Night Manager

    Book Details:
  • Author : John le Carré
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 2015-09-16
  • ISBN : 1101968354
  • Pages : 480 pages

Download or read book The Night Manager written by John le Carré and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2015-09-16 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now an AMC miniseries • The acclaimed novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Legacy of Spies and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy John le Carré, the legendary author of sophisticated spy thrillers, is at the top of his game in this classic novel of a world in chaos. With the Cold War over, a new era of espionage has begun. In the power vacuum left by the Soviet Union, arms dealers and drug smugglers have risen to immense influence and wealth. The sinister master of them all is Richard Onslow Roper, the charming, ruthless Englishman whose operation seems untouchable. Slipping into this maze of peril is Jonathan Pine, a former British soldier who’s currently the night manager of a posh hotel in Zurich. Having learned to hate and fear Roper more than any man on earth, Pine is willing to do whatever it takes to help the agents at Whitehall bring him down—and personal vengeance is only part of the reason why. Praise for The Night Manager “A splendidly exciting, finely told story . . . masterly in its conception.”—The New York Times Book Review “Intrigue of the highest order.”—Chicago Sun-Times “Richly detailed and rigorously researched . . . Le Carré’s gift for building tension through character has never been better realized.”—People “Grimly fascinating, often nerve-wracking, and impossible to put down.”—Boston Herald

Book The Tailor of Panama

    Book Details:
  • Author : John Le Carré
  • Publisher : Viking
  • Release : 1996
  • ISBN : 9780670873432
  • Pages : 354 pages

Download or read book The Tailor of Panama written by John Le Carré and published by Viking. This book was released on 1996 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Panama Jack

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  • Author : Joachim Bamrud
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2005-11
  • ISBN : 1411661230
  • Pages : 115 pages

Download or read book Panama Jack written by Joachim Bamrud and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2005-11 with total page 115 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1999, Admiral Thomas Moorer, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, charged that China plotted to take over the Panama Canal and use the area to launch a nuclear attack on the United States. In the U.S. Senate, Trent Lott, the then-Republican Senate Majority Leader, expressed concern that the Chinese could deny U.S. ships passage.Now, a CIA informant in Panama with possible information on the Chinese take-over has been killed and the agency has to again look at the potential Communist threat. It steps up its investigation by sending veteran CIA agent Jack Dallas to find out the truth.A former Navy diver, Dallas has to dive deep into the canal and the Hong Kong company that runs the canal ports. His investigation leads him to a prominent businessman in Shanghai, bankers in Monaco and Russian mobsters in Miami before finding out the stunning truth and racing to prevent a major catastrophe in the canal.

Book John le Carr     s Post   Cold War Fiction

Download or read book John le Carr s Post Cold War Fiction written by Robert Lance Snyder and published by University of Missouri Press. This book was released on 2018-02-28 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is an analysis of the first 10 post—Cold Warnovels of one of the most significant ethicists in contemporary fiction. This book challenges distinctions between “popular” and “serious” literature by recognizing le Carré as one of the most significant ethicists in contemporary fiction, contributing to an overdue reassessment of his literary stature. Le Carré’s ten post–Cold War novels constitute a distinctive subset of his espionage fiction in their response to the momentous changes in geopolitics that began in the 1990s. Through a close reading of these novels, Snyder traces how—amid the “War on Terror” and transnationalism—le Carré weighes what is at stake in this conflict of deeply invested ideologies.

Book Absolute Friends

    Book Details:
  • Author : John le Carré
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 2004-01-12
  • ISBN : 0759508690
  • Pages : 324 pages

Download or read book Absolute Friends written by John le Carré and published by Little, Brown. This book was released on 2004-01-12 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Today, Mundy is a down-at-the-heels tour guide in southern Germany, dodging creditors, supporting a new family, and keeping an eye out for trouble while in spare moments vigorously questioning the actions of the country he once bravely served. And trouble finds him, as it has before, in the shape of an old German student friend, radical, and onetime fellow spy, the crippled Sasha, seeker after absolutes, dreamer, and chaos addict. After years of trawling the Middle East and Asia as an itinerant university lecturer, Sasha has yet again discovered the true, the only, answer to life-this time in the form of a mysterious billionaire philanthropist named Dimitri. Thanks to Dimitri, both Mundy and Sasha will find a path out of poverty, and with it their chance to change a world that both believe is going to the devil. Or will they? Who is Dimitri? Why does Dimitri's gold pour in from mysterious Middle Eastern bank accounts? And why does his apparently noble venture reek less of starry idealism than of treachery and fear? Some gifts are too expensive to accept. Could this be one of them? With a cooler head than Sasha's, Mundy is inclined to think it could. In Absolute Friends, John le Carre delivers the masterpiece he has been building to since the fall of communism: an epic tale of loyalty and betrayal that spans the lives of two friends from the riot-torn West Berlin of the 1960s to the grimy looking-glass of Cold War Europe to the present day of terrorism and new alliances. This is the novel le Carre fans have been waiting for, a brilliant, ferocious, heartbreaking work for the ages.

Book The Last Station

Download or read book The Last Station written by Nicole Alexander and published by Random House Australia. This book was released on 2023-03-14 with total page 434 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Unputdownable ... epitomising the great Australian novel.' Anita Heiss 'A warm and uniquely Australian story.' Herald Sun In nineteenth-century New South Wales, the name Dalhunty stood for prosperity and prestige. The family's vast station was home to more than 80 people, and each year their premium wool was shipped down the bustling Darling River to be sold in South Australia. Yet, just decades later, Dalhunty Station is on the brink of ruin . . . In the summer of 1909, eccentric Benjamin Dalhunty and his son Julian anxiously await the arrival of the Lady Matilda, the first paddle-steamer to navigate the river in more than two years. It will transport their very last wool clip to market. Twenty-year-old Julian wants more from life than the crumbling station, but as the eldest son his future has been set since birth. Until the day his mother invites a streetwise young man from Sydney into their home . . . Ethan Harris's arrival shines a light on a family at breaking point. But he also unwittingly offers Julian an escape, as the young men embark on a perilous journey down the Darling and west into untamed lands. The Last Station is a captivating story of heritage, heartbreak and hope, set during the dying days of the riverboat trade along the Darling River. 'An enthralling, gritty adventure... Bursting with pathos, humour and folklore.' Michael Burge author of Tank Water 'A captivating story... Evocative, engrossing and entertaining.' Alison Booth author of The Painting

Book The Tailor of Panama

    Book Details:
  • Author : John Le Carré
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release : 1996
  • ISBN : 0345420438
  • Pages : 418 pages

Download or read book The Tailor of Panama written by John Le Carré and published by Random House Digital, Inc.. This book was released on 1996 with total page 418 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a novel about global politics and the fate of truth in modern times, Harry Pendel, a tailor in Panama City who can claim politicians, presidents, crooks, and conmen among his customers, becomes an unlikely spy for British intelligence

Book The Spy Novels of John Le Carre

Download or read book The Spy Novels of John Le Carre written by M. Aronoff and published by Springer. This book was released on 1998-12-14 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using espionage as a metaphor for politics, John le Carré explores the dilemmas that confront individuals and governments as they act during and in the aftermath of the Cold War. His unforgettable characters struggle to maintain personal and professional integrity while facing conflicting personal, institutional, and ideological loyalties. In The Spy Novels of John le Carré , author Myron Aronoff interprets the ambiguous ethical and political implications of the work of John le Carré, revealing him to be one of the most important political writers of our time. Aronoff shows how through his writing, le Carré poses the difficult question of to what extent are western governments justified in pursuing raison d'état without undermining the very democratic freedoms that they claim to defend. He also draws parallels between the self-parody of le Carré and that of the seventeenth-century Dutch artist Jan Steen, and explains how it expresses a unique form of ambiguous moralism. In this volume Aronoff relates le Carré's fictional world to the real world of espionage, and demonstrates the need to balance the imperatives of ethics and politics in regard to some of the most pressing issues facing the world today.

Book Nobody s Perfect

Download or read book Nobody s Perfect written by Anthony Lane and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2009-08-19 with total page 784 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anthony Lane on Con Air— “Advance word on Con Air said that it was all about an airplane with an unusually dangerous and potentially lethal load. Big deal. You should try the lunches they serve out of Newark. Compared with the chicken napalm I ate on my last flight, the men in Con Air are about as dangerous as balloons.” Anthony Lane on The Bridges of Madison County— “I got my copy at the airport, behind a guy who was buying Playboy’s Book of Lingerie, and I think he had the better deal. He certainly looked happy with his purchase, whereas I had to ask for a paper bag.” Anthony Lane on Martha Stewart— “Super-skilled, free of fear, the last word in human efficiency, Martha Stewart is the woman who convinced a million Americans that they have the time, the means, the right, and—damn it—the duty to pipe a little squirt of soft cheese into the middle of a snow pea, and to continue piping until there are ‘fifty to sixty’ stuffed peas raring to go.” For ten years, Anthony Lane has delighted New Yorker readers with his film reviews, book reviews, and profiles that range from Buster Keaton to Vladimir Nabokov to Ernest Shackleton. Nobody’s Perfect is an unforgettable collection of Lane’s trademark wit, satire, and insight that will satisfy both the long addicted and the not so familiar.

Book Lonely Planet Panama

    Book Details:
  • Author : Lonely Planet
  • Publisher : Lonely Planet
  • Release : 2016-09-01
  • ISBN : 1786573075
  • Pages : 741 pages

Download or read book Lonely Planet Panama written by Lonely Planet and published by Lonely Planet. This book was released on 2016-09-01 with total page 741 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lonely Planet Panama is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sip coconuts on a Caribbean beach; lay eyes on the awe-inspiring Panama Canal; or hike through sublime cloud forests; all with your trusted travel companion.

Book The Butterfly Lampshade

Download or read book The Butterfly Lampshade written by Aimee Bender and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2021-06-08 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first novel in ten years from the author of the beloved New York Times bestseller The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake, a luminous, poignant tale of a mother, a daughter, mental illness, and the fluctuating barrier between the mind and the world On the night her single mother is taken to a mental hospital after a psychotic episode, eight year-old Francie is staying with her babysitter, waiting to take the train to Los Angeles to go live with her aunt and uncle. There is a lovely lamp next to the couch on which she's sleeping, the shade adorned with butterflies. When she wakes, Francie spies a dead butterfly, exactly matching the ones on the lamp, floating in a glass of water. She drinks it before the babysitter can see. Twenty years later, Francie is compelled to make sense of that moment, and two other incidents -- her discovery of a desiccated beetle from a school paper, and a bouquet of dried roses from some curtains. Her recall is exact -- she is sure these things happened. But despite her certainty, she wrestles with the hold these memories maintain over her, and what they say about her own place in the world. As Francie conjures her past and reduces her engagement with the world to a bare minimum, she begins to question her relationship to reality. The scenes set in Francie's past glow with the intensity of childhood perception, how physical objects can take on an otherworldly power. The question for Francie is, What do these events signify? And does this power survive childhood? Told in the lush, lilting prose that led the San Francisco Chronicle to say Aimee Bender is "a writer who makes you grateful for the very existence of language," The Butterfly Lampshade is a heartfelt and heartbreaking examination of the sometimes overwhelming power of the material world, and a broken love between mother and child.