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John le Carré, Our Kind of Traitor

· 1 January 2013 |  by Maarten
· Published in: Boeken Maarten
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John le Carré, Our Kind of TraitorOur Kind of Traitor

John le Carré

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Eerste uitgave:
Engels
Viking Press, 2010
306 pagina’s, gebonden
isbn: 9780670919017

My review here

Britain is in the depths of recession. A left-leaning young Oxford academic and his barrister girlfriend take an off-peak holiday on the Caribbean island of Antigua. By seeming chance they bump into a Russian millionaire called Dima who owns a peninsula and a diamond-encrusted gold watch. He also has a tattoo on his right thumb, and wants a game of tennis.

What else he wants propels the young lovers on a tortuous journey through Paris to a safe house in the Swiss Alps, to the murkiest cloisters of the City of London and its unholy alliance with Britain’s Intelligence Establishment.

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