A Small Town In Germany

Paperback | July 7, 2009

byJohn Le Carré

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John le Carré's classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him unprecedented worldwide acclaim.

A man is missing. Harting, refugee background, a Junior Something in the British Embassy in Bonn. Gone with him are forty-three files, all of them Confidential or above.

It is vital that the Germans do not learn that Harting is missing, nor that there's been a leak. With radical students and neo-Nazis rioting and critical negotiations under way in Brussels, the timing could not be worse -- and that's probably not an accident.

Alan Turner, London's security officer, is sent to Bonn to find the missing man and files as Germany's past, present, and future threaten to collide in a nightmare of violence.

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John le Carré's classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him unprecedented worldwide acclaim. A man is missing. Harting, refugee background, a Junior Something in the British Embassy in Bonn. Gone with him are forty-three ...

John le Carré 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 Honourable Schoolboy; and Smiley’s People. His recent novels include The Constant Gardener, Absolute Friends, The Mission Song, ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.23 × 5.27 × 0.93 inPublished:July 7, 2009Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143171089

ISBN - 13:9780143171089

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Secrets and more secrets The setting is Bonn during the late '60s when it was the 'temporary' capital of West Germany. The cold war is in deep freeze and the second world war is fresh in everyone's memory...although many are doing their best to forget. A Nazi who has laundered his past with the best sparkly clean whitener is gaining public support. And, the British Embassy has just lost a junior diplomat and 50 top secret files. The Foreign Office sends in an investigator. He quickly discovers that what should make sense in a simple case of a spying, just doesn't make sense this time. A really good spy novel.
Date published: 2011-07-20

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"Let me be specific: I think the man deserves the Nobel." - The Globe and Mail“As the greatest spy novelist of our times John le Carré has always used as the bedrock of his craft the strange ways people are bound to each other.” - Calgary Sun“In a world where villains can bleed tragedy and heroes may not be so heroic, le Carré is still our keenest arbiter.” - Winnipeg Free Press“No other contemporary novelist has more durably enjoyed the twin badges of being both well read and well regarded.” - Scott Turow“Le Carré, always an intriguing blend of patrician and populist, gives voice to all our contempt for hot-money deals.” - Independent (UK)“I would suggest immortality for John le Carré…. May he write forever!” - Chicago Tribune“A literary master for a generation.” - Observer (UK)"Brilliant, unforgettable… a masterpiece" - New Statesman (UK)