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The Tailor of Panama

le CarrE, John

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ISBN 10: 034068478X / ISBN 13: 9780340684788
Verlag: Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1996
Gebraucht Zustand: Very Good Hardcover
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Titel: The Tailor of Panama

Verlag: Hodder & Stoughton, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1996

Einband: hardcover

Zustand: Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket

Art des Buches: Used

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A thriller from the author of OUR GAME in which an old Etonian and spy is on a double mission in Panama to keep an eye on the political maneouverings leading up to the American handover of the Panama Canal and to secure for himself the immense private fortune that has so far eluded him.

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John le Carré, the greatest spy novelist of the Cold War era, continues his post-Cold War quest to define the genre he helped perfect. The classic spy novel was essentially a story of good (England, the United States) vs. evil (Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union), in which good more or less prevailed. The Tailor of Panama is something else entirely: a spy novel with no spies in which the bad guys reap most of the rewards. It is also a viciously funny satire. The novel is set in Panama, where a plot is in place to make void the Panama Treaty, which would return control of the Panama Canal to the Panamanians in 1999. At the center of events is Harry Pendel, the tailor of the title. Coerced into working for British Intelligence, he concocts out of whole cloth a left-wing movement with the goal of luring the American military to do the dirty work--invade Panama à la 1989 and nullify the treaty. From the characters to the setting, le Carré has succeeded in setting new parameters for an old genre.

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