Le Carré’s Panama is a Casablanca without heroes, a hotbed
of drugs, laundered money, and corruption. It is also the country that on
December 31, 1999, will gain full control of the Panama Canal.
Seldom has the weight of politics descended so heavily on
such a tiny and unprepared nation. And
seldom has the hidden eye of the British Intelligence selected such an unlikely
champion as Harry Pendel—a charmer, a dreamer, an evader, a fabulist, and
presiding genius to the house of Pendel & Braithwaite Co. Limitada, tailors
to royalty, formerly of London and presently of Panama City.
Yet there is a logic to the spies’ choice, for everybody who
is anybody in Cental America passes through Pendel’s doors. He dresses politicos
and crooks and con men. His fitting room hears more confidences than the priest’s
confessional. And when Harry Pendel doesn’t hear things as such—well, he hears
them anyway, by other means.
In a thrilling, hilarious audiobook, le Carré once again
effortlessly expands the borders of the spy story to bring us a magnificent
entertainment straight out of the pages of tomorrow’s history.
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