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John le Carré has earned worldwide acclaim with extraordinary spy novels, including The Russia House, an unequivocal classic. Navigating readers through the shadow worlds of international espionage with critical knowledge culled from his years in British Intelligence, le Carré tracks the dark and devastating trail of a document that could profoundly alter the course of world events.

In Moscow, a sheaf of military secrets changes hands. If it arrives at its destination, and if its import is understood, the consequences could be cataclysmic. Along the way it has an explosive impact on the lives of three people: a Soviet physicist burdened with secrets; a beautiful young Russian woman to whom the papers are entrusted; and Barley Blair, a bewildered English publisher pressed into service by British Intelligence to ferret out the document's source. A magnificent story of love, betrayal, and courage, The Russia House catches history in the act. For as the Iron Curtain begins to rust and crumble, Blair is left to sound a battle cry that may fall on deaf ears.

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"The portraits of American and British intelligence agents are, as always, wonderfully acute, and the plot is a dazzling creation....[W]ritten at the height of le Carré's powers..." Publishers Weekly

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"As always with le Carré, this is a compelling spy story, a marvelous entertainment that is also as intelligent, witty, and brooding as many more self-consciously and less satisfying literary novels." Library Journal

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"Le Carré is simply the world's greatest fictional spymaster." Newsweek

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"An exciting spy story....A well-informed political parable...rich...poignant...fascinating." The New York Times Book Review

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"A plot of commanding suspense....The Russia House is both afire and thought provoking, a thriller that demands a second reading." Time

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"Gripping...articulate...absorbing....Thrilling in every imaginable way." People

Synopsis:

In this riveting thriller, John le Carré weaves an unforgettable tale of espionage and romance during the turbulent third summer of perestroika.

Synopsis:

John le Carré has earned worldwide acclaim with extraordinary spy novels, including The Russia House, an unequivocal classic. Navigating readers through the shadow worlds of international espionage with critical knowledge culled from his years in British Intelligence, le Carré tracks the dark and devastating trail of a document that could profoundly alter the course of world events.

In Moscow, a sheaf of military secrets changes hands. If it arrives at its destination, and if its import is understood, the consequences could be cataclysmic. Along the way it has an explosive impact on the lives of three people: a Soviet physicist burdened with secrets; a beautiful young Russian woman to whom the papers are entrusted; and Barley Blair, a bewildered English publisher pressed into service by British Intelligence to ferret out the document's source. A magnificent story of love, betrayal, and courage, The Russia House catches history in the act. For as the Iron Curtain begins to rust and crumble, Blair is left to sound a battle cry that may fall on deaf ears.

About the Author

John le Carré was born in 1931 and lives in Cornwall, England. His nineteen novels have been translated into thirty-seven languages and include The Constant Gardener, The Little Drummer Girl, A Perfect Spy, Single & Single, and his most recent book, Absolute Friends.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743464666
Author:
le Carré, John
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Author:
Le Carre, John
Author:
John le Carre
Location:
New York
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Physicists
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
British
Subject:
Publishers and publishing
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Moscow
Subject:
Spy stories
Subject:
Intelligence officers
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Subject:
spy fiction, thriller; espionage; MI6; spies; Smiley; David Cornwell; spycraft; Sean Connery; Michelle Pfeiffer; British intelligence; Soviet Union; KGB; Cold War; Moscow; CIA; international thriller; George Smiley; The Perfect Spy; The Spy Who Came in fr
Subject:
spy fiction, thriller; espionage; MI6; spies; Smiley; David Cornwell; spycraft; Sean Connery; Michelle Pfeiffer; British intelligence; Soviet Union; KGB; Cold War; Moscow; CIA; international thriller; George Smiley; The Perfect Spy; The Spy Who Came in fr
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
January 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 10.71 oz

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Product details 368 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9780743464666 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The portraits of American and British intelligence agents are, as always, wonderfully acute, and the plot is a dazzling creation....[W]ritten at the height of le Carré's powers..."
"Review" by , "As always with le Carré, this is a compelling spy story, a marvelous entertainment that is also as intelligent, witty, and brooding as many more self-consciously and less satisfying literary novels."
"Review" by , "Le Carré is simply the world's greatest fictional spymaster."
"Review" by , "An exciting spy story....A well-informed political parable...rich...poignant...fascinating."
"Review" by , "A plot of commanding suspense....The Russia House is both afire and thought provoking, a thriller that demands a second reading."
"Review" by , "Gripping...articulate...absorbing....Thrilling in every imaginable way."
"Synopsis" by , In this riveting thriller, John le Carré weaves an unforgettable tale of espionage and romance during the turbulent third summer of perestroika.
"Synopsis" by , John le Carré has earned worldwide acclaim with extraordinary spy novels, including The Russia House, an unequivocal classic. Navigating readers through the shadow worlds of international espionage with critical knowledge culled from his years in British Intelligence, le Carré tracks the dark and devastating trail of a document that could profoundly alter the course of world events.

In Moscow, a sheaf of military secrets changes hands. If it arrives at its destination, and if its import is understood, the consequences could be cataclysmic. Along the way it has an explosive impact on the lives of three people: a Soviet physicist burdened with secrets; a beautiful young Russian woman to whom the papers are entrusted; and Barley Blair, a bewildered English publisher pressed into service by British Intelligence to ferret out the document's source. A magnificent story of love, betrayal, and courage, The Russia House catches history in the act. For as the Iron Curtain begins to rust and crumble, Blair is left to sound a battle cry that may fall on deaf ears.

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