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Agent Running in the Field

John le Carre


PUBLISHED: 19th May 2020 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9780241986547
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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 the Russia Department and a Ukrainian oligarch with a finger in the Russia pie. A chilling portrait of our time, now heartbreaking, now darkly humorous, told with unflagging tension by the greatest chronicler of our age.
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PUBLISHED: 19th May 2020 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9780241986547
ANNOTATION:
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 the Russia Department and a Ukrainian oligarch with a finger in the Russia pie. A chilling portrait of our time, now heartbreaking, now darkly humorous, told with unflagging tension by the greatest chronicler of our age.

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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 the Russia Department and a Ukrainian oligarch with a finger in the Russia pie. A chilling portrait of our time, now heartbreaking, now darkly humorous, told with unflagging tension by the greatest chronicler of our age.

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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.

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.

Author Biography

John le Carre was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton and served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War. For more than fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.

Product Details

Author
John le Carre
Pages
288
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2020
ISBN-10
0241986540
ISBN-13
9780241986547
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2020-05-19
Country of Publication
United Kingdom