At forty-eight, Tim Cranmer is a secret servant in premature retirement to deepest rural England. His Cold War is fought and won, and he is free to devote himself to his stately manor house, his vineyard, and his beautiful young mistress, Emma.
But no man can escape his past, and Tim's lives twenty miles away, in the chaotic person of Larry Pettifer: bored radical don, philanderer, and for twenty years Tim's mercurial double agent against the now vanquished Communist threat. Between the two stands an unresolved rivalry.
As the story opens, Larry and Emma have disappeared. Setting off in pursuit of them, Tim discovers that he too is being pursued, by his former masters. The hunter becomes the hunted. Raiding his own past like a thief, he follows Larry and Emma into the minefield -- physical and emotional -- of their new allegiance.
Our Game is John le Carre at his incomparable best.
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John Le Carré was born in 1931. After attending the universities of Bern and Oxford, he taught at Eton and spent five years in the British Foreign Service. The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, his third book, secured him a worldwide reputation. He divides his time between England and the Continent.From AudioFile:
Old "puppet masters" never die, they just keep running their agents--until the tables turn, then they run for their lives. Le CarrŽ's mastery is doubly appreciated with his narration of his latest spy intrigue. Like his agents, le CarrŽ's reading is an exception to the rule. He outshines many authors' attempts to vocally portray the characters they know so well on paper. Le CarrŽ's voice superbly conveys boredom, control, rage and fear. His characters are set off by slight accents and skilled inflection. This program joins le CarrŽ's other audio titles as remarkable listening. R.F.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Descrizione libro Sceptre, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110340937696