Single & Single (Mass Market Paperback)
From "Single & Single"'s "tour de force opening" "(Kirkus Reviews)," le Carre masterfully establishes a sequence of events whose connections are mysterious, complex and compelling. He fashions a story of corrupt liaisons between criminal syndicates in the new Russian states and the legitimate world of Western finance. He also intimately portrays two families: one Russian, the other English; one trading illicit goods, the other laundering the profits; one betrayed by a son-in-law, the other betrayed-and redeemed-by a son. An enthralling, multilayered tale by an author at the height of his creative powers, "Single & Single" is le Carre 's finest novel in years.