Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Invisible Empire

A Most Wanted Man by John Le Carré

Once again on his home turf of Germany, the consummate spymaster Le Carre calls in a full programme of "espiocrats" and their persons of interest. They materialize from the shadow world; before the story ends they all return to their dust. Americans are bullies, Brits are affected, Russians are crude, Germans are in it for themselves, and start to finish it's all about greed. Follow the money, and no one lives happily ever after.