A Most Wanted Man - John le Carré

A Most Wanted Man

By John le Carré

  • Release Date: 2008-10-07
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4 Score: 4 (From 107 Ratings)
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  • Description

    Now a major film starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, and Robin Wright—the acclaimed bestselling novel about spies in “The War on Terror.”

    A half-starved young Russian man in a long black overcoat is smuggled into Hamburg at dead of night. He has 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, determines to save Issa from deportation. Soon her client’s survival becomes more important to her than her own career—or safety. In pursuit of Issa’s mysterious past, she confronts the incongruous Tommy Brue, the sixty-year-old scion of Brue Frères, a failing British bank based in Hamburg.

    Annabel, Issa, and Brue form an unlikely alliance—and a triangle of impossible loves is born. Meanwhile, sensing a sure kill in the “War on Terror,” the rival spies of Germany, England, and America converge upon the innocents.

    Thrilling, compassionate, with characters you’ll never forget, A Most Wanted Man is a work of deep humanity and uncommon relevance to our times.


    • A most wanted man

      By Ronlaw777
      John le Carre is probably the best fiction spy novelist on the planet. However, after Smileys People, he was left to his own political predilections, which were mostly leftist. His books became less interesting although still brilliantly written
    • A Most wanted Man

      By Teddy gameboy
      Very exciting and relevant to today's situation. I thought that LaCarre did a great job of creating and forming the characters.
    • Most Wanted Men

      By Spaghetti & Meatballs
      Good plot and delivery up to the end. Leaves you hanging as to what the book was really about. Thought perhaps a sequel was in the works, but do not see it.