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By John Le Carré

From the “literary grasp for a generation” - The London Observer comes a fiercely compelling and present novel set in Hamburg that performs to all of le CarrÉ’s trademark strengths— Germany, rival intelligence operations, and sympathetic protagonists who find a flavor for ethical integrity.
A half-starved younger Russian guy in an extended black overcoat is smuggled  into  Hamburg  at  dead  of night.  He  has  an  inconceivable amount  of  cash  secreted  in  a purse  round  his  neck.  He  is a religious Muslim. Or is he? He says his identify is Issa.
Annabel, an idealistic younger German civil rights legal professional, determines to avoid wasting Issa from deportation. quickly her client’s survival turns into extra vital to her than her personal career—or security.
In pursuit of Issa’s mysterious prior, she confronts the incon- gruous Tommy Brue, the sixty- year-old scion of Brue FrÈres, a failing British financial institution established in Hamburg.
Annabel, Issa, and Brue shape an not going alliance—and a triangle of very unlikely loves is born.  in the meantime, scenting a convinced kill within the so-called struggle on Terror, the spies of 3 countries converge upon the innocents.
Poignant, compassionate, peopled with characters the reader by no means desires to enable move, A such a lot sought after guy is alive with humor, but prickles with rigidity till the final heart-stopping web page. it's a paintings of deep humanity and unusual relevance to our times.

From Publishers Weekly
When boxer Melik Oktay and his mom, either Turkish Muslims residing in Hamburg, take up a road individual calling himself Issa in the beginning of this morally advanced mystery from le Carré (The challenge Song), they trigger a sequence of occasions implicating intelligence corporations from 3 nations. Issa, who claims to be a Muslim scientific scholar, is, in truth, a sought after terrorist and the son of Grigori Karpov, a crimson military colonel whose substantial resources are hid in a mysterious portfolio at a Hamburg financial institution. Tommy Brue, a stereotypical wrong everyman stuck up within the machinations of spies and counterspies, enters the plot while Issa's lawyer seeks to assert those resources. The publication works most sensible in its depiction of the rivalries besetting even post-9/11 intelligence firms that are meant to be allies, yet not one of the characters is as memorable as George Smiley or Magnus Pym. nonetheless, even a lesser le Carré attempt is much above the typical run of thrillers. (Oct.)

From Bookmarks Magazine
While this novel might be le Carre's first tackle espionage in Europe after the chilly struggle, critics couldn't be extra divided over its caliber. Alan Furst, himself one of many greats of the style, opines so much sought after guy may be one of many author's most sensible, now not for its content material rather a lot as for its technical brilliance. yet different reviewers panned the paintings, arguing that le Carre's outrage over contemporary American intelligence practices distorts the plot and renders some of the characters as mere cliches. might be the consensus is so much sought after guy is an stress-free le Carre novel (and accordingly far better than so much thrillers)—but faraway from his best.

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She is proud to have found a framework that she can rely on, something that she can truly belong to with pride. She has difficulty with too much closeness, but she does need a certain amount of it. The Mossad, its instructors, and case officers represent for her the right balance between closeness and distance. Sometime later, at a café, Sylvia met with Shimon, the man responsible for recruiting clandestine combatants. He shook her hand warmly. “You’ve been accepted,” he told her. “Now you’ll enter the training phase.

Colonel Yossef Yariv was later appointed head of the newly formed unit. Meir Amit, who nicknamed Yariv “the pathfinder,” wrote to him when he joined the Mossad: “Your unit’s accomplishments bring honor and glory to the entire nation and make an immeasurable contribution to our security . . I am glad fate brought us together as work colleagues. ” With the establishment of the new Special Operations Unit, all of Unit 188’s personnel became an integral part of the Mossad system. Theoretically, the transition to the new framework shouldn’t have made any profound changes in their activities.

After finishing work late that afternoon, she returned to her quarters on the outskirts of the kibbutz. She showered in the communal women’s facility, put on clean clothes, and went outside to chat with the other young people from around the globe who had come to help out in the kibbutz. She was the only one from South Africa. The following days were even harder. Together with kibbutz members and other volunteers, she was co-opted to work extra hours during what was supposed to be her free time, helping out in the factory, which was at its peak season.

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