For nearly half a century, John le Carré’s limitless imagination has
enthralled millions of readers and moviegoers around the globe. From the
Cold War to the bitter fruits of colonialism to unrest in the Middle
East, he has reinvented the spy novel again and again. Now, le Carré
makes his Viking debut with a stunning tour-de-force that only a
craftsman of his caliber could pen. As menacing and flawlessly paced as The Little Drummer Girl and as morally complex as The Constant Gardener, Our Kind of Traitor is signature le Carré.
and Gail are idealistic and very much in love when they splurge on a
tennis vacation at a posh beach resort in Antigua. But the charm begins
to pall when a big-time Russian money launderer enlists their help to
defect. In exchange for amnesty, Dima is ready to rat out his vory
(Russian criminal brotherhood) compatriots and expose corruption
throughout the so-called legitimate financial and political worlds.
Soon, the guileless couple finds themselves pawns in a deadly endgame
whose outcome will be determined by the victor of the British Secret
Service’s ruthless internecine battles.
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