Our Game

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Ballantine Books, 1996 - Fiction - 337 pages
9 Reviews
NEW YORK TIME BESTSELLER * "As thrilling as le Carr gets . . . The novel has the heartstop duplicity of A Perfect Spy and some of the outraged honor of The Night Manager and The Little Drummer Girl."--The Boston Globe

With the Cold War fought and won, British spymaster Tim Cranmer accepts early retirement to rural England and a new life with his alluring young mistress, Emma. But when both Emma and Cranmer's star double agent and lifelong rival, Larry Pettifer, disappear, Cranmer is suddenly on the run, searching for his brilliant prot g , desperately eluding his former colleagues, in a frantic journey across Europe and into the lawless, battered landscapes of Moscow and southern Russia, to save whatever of his life he has left. . . .

Praise for Our Game

"Furious in action . . . takes us by the neck on page one and never lets go."--Chicago Sun-Times

"Irresistible . . . a sinuous plot, leisurely introduced, whose coils become increasingly constricting. There is crisp, intelligent dialogue, much of it riding an undercurrent of menace. And there is a hero who does not see himself as heroic but who struggles with inner demons as much as with the forces arrayed against him."--Time

"Gripping."--The Christian Science Monitor
 

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User Review  - Meredy - LibraryThing

Six-word review: Runaway lovers launch ex-spy's investigative odyssey. Extended review: Love, loss, and post-Cold-War intrigue featuring ethnic conflict in the North Caucasus region of the Russian ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carl_Alves - LibraryThing

With the Cold War over, British spy Larry Pettifer and his mistress Emma have fled with 30 Million pounds of the Russian’s money. Both the Brits and the Russians suspect that Larry’s handler, Tim ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
24
Section 3
50
Section 4
67
Section 5
84
Section 6
114
Section 7
137
Section 8
149
Section 10
188
Section 11
222
Section 12
248
Section 13
268
Section 14
279
Section 15
309
Section 16
338
Copyright

Section 9
168

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About the author (1996)

John Le Carr 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.

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