Author(s): John le Carré
A classic spy novel from master of suspense John le Carre--reissued in time with the BBC and AMC miniseries, directed by Susanne Bier and starring Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie.
On a bleak January night at the outbreak of the Gulf War, Mr. Richard Onslow Roper, a very special visitor, arrives with his entourage at a Zurich hotel. The night manager, Jonathan Pine, recognizes him immediately, but prays that the identification is not mutual.
Suddenly drawn into a new world of espionage, Pine is soon launched on an undercover mission to destroy Roper and an empire built on an unholy alliance between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. From the cliffs of west Cornwall to northern Quebec, from the Caribbean to the jungles of post-Noriega Panama, his quarry is no less than worst man in the world.
In what is perhaps John le Carr 's greatest work to date, The Night Manager brings to life a whole new era of intrigue, brilliantly conceived by the undisputed master of the genre.
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.