The Mission Song by John le Carre
Reviewed by Ben Hughes
"The end of the Cold War was a disaster for spy novelists. But while most of his peers were rolling up their maps of East Berlin and frantically researching terrorist cells, John le Carré shifted focus from the great games of international intrigue to the devastating effect they can have on people who don't even know they're playing. In The Mission Song, his latest naïf is Salvo, a half-Irish, half-Congolese interpreter who moonlights for British Intelligence as a 'sound-thief'...." Read the entire Esquire review.