'Brilliant, unforgettable ... a masterpiece'New Statesman
'The Germans mustn't know. Not on any account. They mustn't know he's gone; they mustn't know we're looking for him; they mustn't know there's been a leak'.
The missing man: Harting, refugee background, a Junior Something in the British Embassy in Bonn. The missing files: forty-three of them, all Confidential or above. The timing: appalling and probably not accidental; radical students and neo-Nazis rioting; critical negotiations in Brussels.
London's security officer Alan Turner is sent to Bonn to find the missing man and files as Germany's past, present and future threaten to collide in a nightmare of violence.
Praise for The Constant Gardener - :
The master storyteller...has lost none of his cunning - A. N. Wilson, Daily Mail
The book breathes life, anger and excitement - Nigel Williams, Observer
A cracking thriller - Economist
Nobody writing today manipulates suspense better. Nobody constructs a more tantalisingly complex plot . . . essential reading - Chris Woodhead, Sunday Telegraph
John le Carre was born in 1931. His third novel, THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, secured him a wide reputation which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, THE HONOURABLE SCHOOLBOY and SMILEY'S PEOPLE. His other novels include THE CONSTANT GARDENER, A MOST WANTED MAN and OUR KIND OF TRAITOR.