Read by John le Carre.
A corporate lawyer from the House of Single & Single is shot dead on a Turkish hillside for crimes that he does not understand. A children's entertainer in Devon is hauled to his local bank late at night to explain a monumental influx of cash. A Russian freighter is arrested in the Black Sea. A celebrated London financier disappears into thin air. A British customs officer is on trail of corruption and murder.
The logical connection of these events is one of the many pleasures of this brilliantly read novel of love, deceit, family and the triumph of humanity. On le Carre's rollercoaster, we hurtle from a seaside haven in Devon through the sophisticated jungle of West End wheeler-dealing and the crime-driven streets of post-Communist Russia, to a billionaires' fastness on the banks of the Bosphorus and a secret paradise in the High Caucasus. But 'Single & Single' is above all a thrilling journey of the contemporary human heart - intimate, magical riotous and subtly architected - that manages to make some serious points about history amid a riot of whoops.
Le Carre is a natural performer who clearly put all the oddball characters in this book for the pleasure of finding voices for them.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 10 / 2001
- 102 x 129mm