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The Constant Gardener

Tessa Quayle has been horribly murdered on the shores of Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya, the birthplace of mankind. Her putative African lover, a doctor with one of the aid agencies, has disappeared. Her husband, Justin, a career diplomat and amateur gardener at the British High Commission in Nairobi, sets out on a personal odyssey in pursuit of the killers and their motive.

His quest takes him to the Foreign Office in London, across Europe and Canada and back to Africa, to the very spot where Tessa died.

“The book breathes life, anger and excitement”
The Observer

“Nobody writing today manipulates suspense better. A powerful moving novel that stands with le Carré?s best. It is, in other words, essential reading”
The Sunday Telegraph

“Richly detailed, full of righteous fire to offset its desperate prognosis, The Constant Gardener is a very impressive piece of work. It is certainly one of John le Carré?s best books”
The Times Literary Supplement

The Constant Gardener