Agent Running in the Field Agent Running in the Field

Agent Running in the Field

A BBC 2 Between the Covers Book Club Pick

    • 4.0 • 181 Ratings
    • £2.99
    • £2.99

Publisher Description

'The British spy thriller at its unputdownable best' Observer

SELECTED FOR BBC 2 BETWEEN THE COVERS
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Nat, a veteran of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, thinks his years as an agent runner are over. But MI6 have other plans. To tackle the growing threat from Moscow Centre, Nat is put in charge of The Haven, a defunct substation of London General with a rag-tag band of spies. His weekly badminton session with the young, introspective, Brexit-hating Ed, offers respite from the new job. But it is Ed, of all unlikely people, who will take Nat down the path of political anger that will ensnare them all.
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'A rich, beautifully written book studded with surprises. Narrative is a black art, and Le Carré is its grandmaster' Spectator

'Blisteringly contemporary' Economist

'Subtle, wry and seamless, it's an utter joy, from first page to last'
Daily Mail

'A very classy entertainment about political ideals and deception . . . laced with fury at the senseless vandalism of Brexit and of Trump' Guardian

'A fine piece of storytelling' Times

GENRE
Crime & Thrillers
RELEASED
2019
17 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
SIZE
2.2
MB

Customer Reviews

eoseer ,

Another Le Carre masterpiece.

More top class prose from the master. Great storyline, dialogue full of humour and cutting wit.

Old Nick 69 ,

Superb

As ever. A jolly good read.

M!.km ,

Agent Running

On the basis of this one I suggest LeCarre has had his day. Silly comments about Brexit and Trump all of which are true just diminish the whole and turn the book into third rate emotional Guardian stereotypes. Pity.
I will not read his next but continue to enjoy his previous books.
Morley

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