Our Kind of Traitor

Author(s): John Le Carre


From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. 

John le Carré's new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.

In this exquisitely told novel, John le Carré shows us once again his acute understanding of the world we live in and where power really lies.
In the wake of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and with Britain on the brink of economic ruin, a young English couple takes a vacation in Antigua. There they meet Dima, a Russian who styles himself the world's Number One money-launderer and who wants, among other things, a game of tennis. Back in London, the couple is subjected to an interrogation by the British Secret service who also need their help. Their acquiescence will lead them on a precarious journey through Paris to a safe house in Switzerland, helpless pawns in a game of nations that reveals the unholy alliances between the Russian mafia, the City of London, the government and the competing factions of the British Secret Service.


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Taut, tense, and fluid, this return to form by one of the originators of spy fiction is a wonderful little potboiler to be read in one sitting. If escapism and thrillers are your thing, sit down to this pacy offering with all of le Carré’s trademark tight plotting, stylised prose, and sharp dialogue. Steph, The Book Grocer

New York Times bestselling author John le Carre (A Delicate Truth and Spy Who Came in from the Cold) 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 the last fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.

General Fields

  • : 9780143129646
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : 0.227
  • : June 2016
  • : 208mm X 137mm X 20mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Le Carre
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : FIC
  • : 320