John le Carré

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The Russia House

book
Fiction
UK Hodder and Stoughton
1989

It is the third summer of perestroika. Barley Blair, London publisher, receives a smuggled document from Moscow.

Blair, jazz-loving, drink-marinated, dishevelled, is hardly to the taste of the spymasters, yet he has to be used - sent to the Soviet Union to make contact. Katya, the Moscow intermediary, is beautiful, thoughtful, equally sceptical of all state ideology.

Together, as the safe clichés of hostility disintegrate, they may represent the future - an idea that is anathema to the entrenched espionage professionals on both sides.

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Beneath the masterly action pulses a brand new vein of terror . . . le Carré has achieved clarity of line, splendour of pace
Mail on Sunday


Afire and thought-provoking . . . A treatise on our times
Time


The portraits of American and British intelligence agents are, as always, wonderfully acute, and the plot is a dazzling creation
Publishers Weekly


Le Carré is simply the world's greatest fictional spymaster.
Newsweek


An exciting spy story...A well-informed political parable...rich...poignant...fascinating.
New York Times Book Review


Gripping...articulate...absorbing....Thrilling in every imaginable way.
People


A classic le Carré
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