Now an AMC miniseries • The acclaimed novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Legacy of Spies and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
John le Carré, the legendary author of sophisticated spy thrillers, is at the top of his game in this classic novel of a world in chaos. With the Cold War over, a new era of espionage has begun. In the power vacuum left by the Soviet Union, arms dealers and drug smugglers have risen to immense influence and wealth. The sinister master of them all is Richard Onslow Roper, the charming, ruthless Englishman whose operation seems untouchable. Slipping into this maze of peril is Jonathan Pine, a former British soldier who’s currently the night manager of a posh hotel in Zurich. Having learned to hate and fear Roper more than any man on earth, Pine is willing to do whatever it takes to help the agents at Whitehall bring him down—and personal vengeance is only part of the reason why.
Praise for The Night Manager
“A splendidly exciting, finely told story . . . masterly in its conception.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Intrigue of the highest order.”—Chicago Sun-Times
“Richly detailed and rigorously researched . . . Le Carré’s gift for building tension through character has never been better realized.”—People
“Grimly fascinating, often nerve-wracking, and impossible to put down.”—Boston Herald
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
After the black-and-white narrative of the Cold War fell apart, everything got a little grayer. Against that murky backdrop, spy-thriller master John Le Carré unleashed 1993’s The Night Manager, an intricate, globetrotting tale of revenge. We were hooked from the moment we first met endlessly likable hotel chef, ex-soldier, and spy Jonathan Pine, who’s hell-bent on taking down notorious gangster Richard Onslow Roper. The novel’s tension never lets up—along with broken limbs, allegiances, and hearts, Le Carré delivers an eerily realistic exploration of the amoral world of global intelligence.
le Carre's prose is poetry
John le Carre is undoubtedly a spellbinder and a writer with true literary gifts. Dark ominous power games with lust, timely executed with an enthralling journey. He presents a cerebral, articulate and stimulating story rich in intelligent, colourful dialogues and descriptive details. John le Carre's prose is poetry. The characterisations, even of minor figures, are executed with great credibility and craftsmanship. One of those books you cannot put down until you come to the end! All the requisite visceral actions but also with plenty to challenge even the most alert of intellects.
The Night Manager
I don't get it. The Spy who Came in from the Cold was a classic. Why write such garbage now?