Single and Single

Single and Single

by John le Carré
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Single and Single by John le Carré

A lawyer from the London banking house of Single & Single is shot dead on a Turkish hillside by people with whom he thought he was in business. A children's magician in the English countryside is asked by his bank to explain a deposit of over five million pounds sterling in his daughter's trust. A Russian freighter is intercepted by police in the Black Sea. The celebrated London merchant banker, "Tiger" Single disappears into thin air. In Single & Single, the writer who both epitomizes and transcends the spy novel genre, opens with a haunting set-piece, then establishes a sequence of events whose connections are mysterious, complex, and compelling. This is a story of corrupt liaisons between criminal elements in the new Russian states and the world of legitimate finance in Europe. Le Carre's finest novel in years, it is also an intimate story of family deceit in which a son betrays, then redeems, his corrupt father, and a husband triggers the violent demise of his wife's entire clan. Le Carre is writing at the height of his dramatic and creative powers, and Oliver Single, the central protagonist, is one of his most fascinating characters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143171102
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Publication date: 07/07/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

John le Carré was born in 1931. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, secured him a worldwide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honorable Schoolboy; and Smiley’s People. His novels include The Constant Gardner, The Little Drummer Girl, A Perfect Spy, The Russia House, Our Game, The Tailor of Panama, and Single & Single. He lives in Cornwall, United Kingdom.

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Single and Single 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
ONE OF MY FAVOURITE AUTHORS IN THE SPY GENDRE IS WITH-OUT SAYING JOHN LECARRE. HIS NOVELS HAVE KEPT ME COMING BACK FOR MORE AS HE WEAVES VERY INTRICATE STORY LINES AND FORCES YOU TO THINK ALONG WITH HIS CHARACTERS. IN SINGLE ETC. THAT'S ALL IT IS, IS 'ETC.' . I HATE TO SAY IT BUT SINGLE AND SINGLE SEEMS LIKE IT WAS WRITTEN OUT OF BOREDOM AND WITH-OUT ANY INTEREST IN CREATING A NEW MYSTIQUE. SORRY JOHN BUT MAYBE IF THERE'S ANOTHER BOOK YOU'LL COME BACK TO THE OLD KEEP ME THINKING WAY OF WRITING. BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a medical student, not a literati. I give books the three page test: if I like it after three pages, I will go further. I am looking for entertainment, a release, a time in fantasy. In short, I am looking for a good story. This book has one absorbing vignette after another, but then the last 90 pages or so kind of wore on me. And the ending seemed awful: contrived, weak characters and diaglogue, and improbable events. In short, it was no longer an absorbing fantasy. If I had to do it over again (which I won't) I would read the first 75% of the book and then toss it, and look for the next good read.
Manirul More than 1 year ago
Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!
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