A Most Wanted Man
Le Carre's fiercely compelling and relevant novel about spies in "The War on Terror"—acclaimed by Alan Furst in the cover review of The New York Times Book Review as "one of the best novels he’s ever written” is soon to be a major film.
A half-starved young Russian man is smuggled into Hamburg in the dead of night with 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, is determined to save Issa from deportation, even if the price is her career—and her safety. Searching for clues to his mysterious past, she confronts the incongruous sixty-year-old scion of a failing British bank—and a triangle of impossible loves is born.
Meanwhile, scenting a sure kill in the “War on Terror,” the rival spies of three nations converge upon the innocents.