By John Le Carré
A half-starved younger Russian guy is smuggled into Hamburg in the dark with a fantastic sum of money secreted in a handbag round his neck. he's a religious Muslim. Or is he? He says his identify is Issa.
Annabel, an idealistic younger German civil rights legal professional, determines to save lots of Issa from deportation, whether the associated fee is her career—and her defense. looking for clues to his mysterious previous, she confronts the incongruous sixty-year-old scion of a failing British bank—and a triangle of very unlikely loves is born.
Meanwhile, scenting a certain kill within the “War on Terror,” the rival spies of 3 countries converge upon the innocents.
Thrilling, compassionate, peopled with characters the reader by no means desires to allow cross, A such a lot sought after guy is a piece of deep humanity with unusual relevance to our occasions.
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On the way out, he bought himself a bunch of milk bananas, and ate them slowly and methodically as the taxi made its painfully slow way out of Denpasar. Once on the highway, their speed increased dramatically. The lack of heavy traffic made it easier to get around the trucks that clogged the road. In Gianyar he saw an open-air market on his left and told the driver to pull over. Despite the bananas—or perhaps because of them—his stomach was growling for some real food. At the market, he ordered a plate of babi guling, roast suckling pig, and, served on a broad vivid green banana leaf, lawar, coconut and strips of spiced turtle.
He was a powerful swimmer with great endurance, even after his exhausting hand-to-hand fight with Bourne aboard the tanker. The sky was blue, except where the brown haze hung over the shore, stretching inland to Los Angeles. The waves lifted him up and swept him into their valleys. He kicked to maintain his position. Now and again curious gulls wheeled overhead. After twenty minutes his patience was rewarded. A sixty-foot pleasure craft hove into view, moving at about four times the speed of the trawler.
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