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A Most Wanted Man

A Novel
Le Carré, John (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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A half-starved young Russian man claiming to be a devout Muslim, an idealistic young German civil rights lawyer, and a sixty-year-old scion of a failing British bank based in Hamburg form an unlikely alliance as the rival spies of Germany, England and America scent a sure kill in the "War on Terror," and converge upon the innocents.
Authors: Le Carré, John, 1931-
Title: A most wanted man
a novel
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2008
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed
Characteristics: 323 p. ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: John Le Carré
Summary: A half-starved young Russian man claiming to be a devout Muslim, an idealistic young German civil rights lawyer, and a sixty-year-old scion of a failing British bank based in Hamburg form an unlikely alliance as the rival spies of Germany, England and America scent a sure kill in the "War on Terror," and converge upon the innocents.
ISBN: 1416594884
9781416594888
Branch Call Number: FICTION LECARRE 2008
Subject Headings: War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 Fiction Germany Fiction Intelligence officers Fiction
Genre/Form: Spy stories
Suspense fiction
Topical Term: War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
Intelligence officers
LCCN: 2008030704
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Sep 18, 2014
  • stewstealth rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A bit of a plodding narrative. Decent story but stereotypical antagonists. Worth reading if you are interested.

Aug 15, 2014
  • butterworth rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Shallow story line. Not an easy read

May 21, 2011
  • naelchha rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Impressive!

Feb 16, 2010
  • tauseef365 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic. I read it in 4 days. The book definitely 'captures the zeitgeist' (from the review on the jacket). The master gets inside the good shepherds' scheming like nobody else.

Aug 13, 2009
  • carknerdy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I don't usually read this type of fiction, but I read a review and it sounded interesting.
It's mostly about the insecurity and paranoia of european police institutions with muslim immigrants who they suspect to be "funding terrorism".
The book is basically about extraordinary rendition, the disappearing of these type of people who are considered an enemy of the state, and sending them abroad to secret prisons for torture and detainment.

Quite scary..I wish more mainstream fiction would tackle issues like this!

Dec 27, 2008
  • 21288004246712 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

OK but he has written better

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