Tim Cranmer, retired secret servant, and Larry Pettifer, bored radical don, philanderer and for twenty years Tim’s mercurial double agent against the now vanished Communist threat, have an unresolved rivalry that dates back decades.
They follow each other into the lawless wilds of Moscow and then Southern Russia until a small, unheard-of nation becomes their proving ground in the finale to John le Carré’s dazzling novel.
“The essential voice of our time”
The Daily Telegraph
“A wonderful book, absolutely in tune with the le Carré canon. I cannot think of a more compelling read”
The Financial Times
“This isn’t our game – it’s uniquely his game… Still nobody does it better
The Mail on Sunday”