A Small Town in Germany

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 26, 2002 - Fiction - 338 pages
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John le Carré's classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him unprecedented worldwide acclaim.

A man is missing. Harting, refugee background, a Junior Something in the British Embassy in Bonn. Gone with him are forty-three files, all of them Confidential or above.

It is vital that the Germans do not learn that Harting is missing, nor that there's been a leak. With radical students and neo-Nazis rioting and critical negotiations under way in Brussels, the timing could not be worse -- and that's probably not an accident.

Alan Turner, London's security officer, is sent to Bonn to find the missing man and files as Germany's past, present, and future threaten to collide in a nightmare of violence.

 

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User Review  - BooksForDinner - LibraryThing

Well, I'm a big le Carre' fan, but this was a little much for me. Well written of course, but it was the never ending Q and A. I'm exhausted now, and I wasn't the one being interrogated. Read full review

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User Review  - librisissimo - LibraryThing

Substance: Suspense in post-WW2 Bonn, digging up old secrets, artful misdirection. Anything more would spoil things for the next reader. Style: A bit terse for my taste. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
9
Section 4
20
Section 5
38
Section 6
51
Section 7
80
Section 8
98
Section 12
178
Section 13
197
Section 14
215
Section 15
227
Section 16
245
Section 17
265
Section 18
278
Section 19
298

Section 9
125
Section 10
146
Section 11
161
Section 20
323
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John Le Carré was born in 1931 and lives in Cornwall, England. His eighteen novels have been translated into thirty-seven languages and include The Little Drummer Girl, A Perfect Spy, The Russia House, Single & Single, and his most recent book, The Constant Gardener, all available from Pocket Books.

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