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Agent running in the field /

by Le Carré, John [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [London, England] : Viking, 2019Description: 281 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781984878878; 1984878875.Subject(s): Intelligence officers -- Fiction | Secret service -- Great Britain -- Fiction | London (England) -- FictionSummary: Set in London in 2018, Agent Running in the Field follows a twenty-six year old solitary figure who, in a desperate attempt to resist the political turbulence swirling around him, makes connections that will take him down a dangerous path. In his plot and characterization le Carre is as thrilling as ever and in the way he writes about our times he proves himself, once again, to be the greatest chronicler of our age.
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" Le Carr 's] novels are so brilliant because they're emotionally and psychologically absolutely true, but of course they're novels." -- New York Times Book Review <p>A new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author John le Carr , a great holiday book gift <br> <br> Nat, a 47 year-old veteran of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, believes his years as an agent runner are over. He is back in London with his wife, the long-suffering Prue. But with the growing threat from Moscow Centre, the office has one more job for him. Nat is to take over The Haven, a defunct substation of London General with a rag-tag band of spies. The only bright light on the team is young Florence, who has her eye on Russia Department and a Ukrainian oligarch with a finger in the Russia pie. <p>Nat is not only a spy, he is a passionate badminton player. His regular Monday evening opponent is half his age: the introspective and solitary Ed. Ed hates Brexit, hates Trump and hates his job at some soulless media agency. And it is Ed, of all unlikely people, who will take Prue, Florence and Nat himself down the path of political anger that will ensnare them all. Agent Running in the Field is a chilling portrait of our time, now heartbreaking, now darkly humorous, told to us with unflagging tension by the greatest chronicler of our age.

Set in London in 2018, Agent Running in the Field follows a twenty-six year old solitary figure who, in a desperate attempt to resist the political turbulence swirling around him, makes connections that will take him down a dangerous path. In his plot and characterization le Carre is as thrilling as ever and in the way he writes about our times he proves himself, once again, to be the greatest chronicler of our age.

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Still capturing the zeitgeist in thriller mode, Le Carré takes us to 2018 London, where a lone-wolf 26-year-old is determined to avoid the political earthquakes defining these times. Alas, the harder he struggles to disengage, the more deeply and dangerously he becomes enmeshed. Le Carré's recent A Legacy of Spies was a No. 1 New York Times best seller.

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