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A half-starved young Russian man is smuggled into Hamburg at dead of night. He has an improbable amount of cash secreted in a purse around his neck. He is a devout Muslim. Or is he? He says his name is Issa....
Annabel, an idealistic young German civil-rights lawyer, determines to save Issa from deportation. In pursuit of his mysterious past, she confronts the incongruous Tommy Brue, the 60-year-old scion of Brue Frères, a failing British bank based in Hamburg.
Annabel, Issa, and Brue form an unlikely alliance and a triangle of impossible loves is born. Meanwhile, scenting a sure kill in the ‘War on Terror’, the rival spies of Germany, England and America converge upon the innocents.
©2008 David Cornwell (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
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By Andre on 08-29-12

If you like spy stories this is CLASSIC le Carre!!

Great story and a fantastic performance by the narrator. This is typical real world le Carre at his best

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By Astral Surfer on 09-17-15

Slow to get in to

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I struggled a little to maintain interest, which is unusual as I generally enjoy Le Carre's books. I found my attention drifting and had to keep rewinding to follow the story.

Would you be willing to try another book from John le Carré? Why or why not?

Absolutely. He's one of the top thriller writers of a generation and I've been reading his books since the 1960s. His writing remains relevant and compelling.

What about Michael Jayston’s performance did you like?

He has a laconic, laid back delivery. Great timbre to his voice.

Did A Most Wanted Man inspire you to do anything?

No.

Any additional comments?

Stick with it, it does get better as the convoluted tale of treachery and double dealing develops.

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By I. Finlayson on 10-06-17

Another classic from John Le Carre.

Beautifully written and it keeps you going right to the end. The subject while being set in Germany with the MI6 and CIA being involved with the native intelligence agencies, the ending will ring true with many people concerned about oversight and rendition

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