Author(s): John le Carré
Now an AMC miniseries - The acclaimed novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Legacy of Spies and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
John le Carr , the legendary author of sophisticated spy thrillers, is at the top of his game in this classic novel of a world in chaos. With the Cold War over, a new era of espionage has begun. In the power vacuum left by the Soviet Union, arms dealers and drug smugglers have risen to immense influence and wealth. The sinister master of them all is Richard Onslow Roper, the charming, ruthless Englishman whose operation seems untouchable.Slipping into this maze of peril is Jonathan Pine, a former British soldier who's currently the night manager of a posh hotel in Zurich. Having learned to hate and fear Roper more than any man on earth, Pine is willing to do whatever it takes to help the agents at Whitehall bring him down--and personal vengeance is only part of the reason why.
Praise for The Night Manager
"A splendidly exciting, finely told story . . . masterly in its conception."--The New York Times Book Review
"Intrigue of the highest order."--Chicago Sun-Times
"Richly detailed and rigorously researched . . . Le Carr 's gift for building tension through character has never been better realized."--People
"Grimly fascinating, often nerve-wracking, and impossible to put down."--Boston Herald
When I was under house arrest I was helped by the books of John le Carre ... they were a journey into the wider world ... These were the journeys that made me feel that I was not really cut off from the rest of humankind -- Aung San Suu Kyi One of those writers who will be read a century from now -- Robert Harris He can communicate emotion, from sweating fear to despairing love, with terse and compassionate conviction Sunday Times (on 'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold') Return of the master ... Having plumbed the devious depths of the Cold War, le Carre has done it again for our nasty new age The Times (on 'Our Kind of Traitor')
John le Carre was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford, where he graduated with a first-class honours degree in modern languages. From 1959 to 1964 he was a member of the British Foreign Service, serving first as Second Secretary in the British Embassy in Bonn and subsequently as Political Consul in Hamburg. He started writing novels in 1961, and has since published twenty-one titles.