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Le Carre's latest-which revolves around a breakaway attempt by Chechnya and a former British agent's attempt to track down his double-crossing old protege-was a PW bestseller for 13 weeks.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
YA?Another tautly written, well-researched spy novel from LeCarre. The Cold War is over. The Russians are our friends. Consequently, spy handler Tim "Timbo" Cranmer and his specially groomed double agent, Larry Pettifer, are put out to pasture. Tim, a somewhat stolid and unimaginative civil-servant type, has removed himself and his much younger mistress, Emma, to his late uncle's vineyard in Somerset, while the idealistic Larry is uncomfortably ensconced as a professor at Bath University. Then Larry and Emma disappear. They have apparently run off together. They have also apparently relieved the Russians of more than 30 million pounds. The British police, guessing at Tim's previous occupation, and the Russians, knowing it, suspect Tim's active participation in, or at least knowledge of, the scheme. All parties concerned attempt to force him to reveal the whereabouts of the fugitives, which he honestly does not know. He does, however, still possess some of the skills of his former profession, and in a suspenseful journey through England, France, and finally Russia, he tracks down his friends while eluding his followers. In the process, readers learn much about the dissident Russian regions and some pre-and post-Stalinist history. An engrossing, exciting spy story.?Susan H. Woodcock, King's Park Library, Burke, VA
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The title of "Our Game" plays on a version of Winchester football (English football), a version so arcane that even the players don't always know the rules. Read morePublished on June 4 2002 by Eric Wilson
Stylish, well-written and intelligent. So why was I so impatient to finish this book and get on to another one? Read morePublished on June 20 2001 by jamesa31
I happened to listen to the book tape in my car (unabridged--something like 12-15 hours). There should be a warning posted on it to keep people from emulating me and falling asleep... Read morePublished on Oct. 7 1999
I find Le Carr's more recent post-soviet works slow read. "Our game" is a case in point. It took some effort to move through the book. Read morePublished on Sept. 21 1999
Excellent, both in how it reads and in its overall story; simultaneously a fine place to begin with LeCarre and a great vantage point to look back on the Cold War.Published on May 2 1999
This book was one of the most exciting, exhilirating, and enriching reading experiences I have ever had. Read morePublished on Aug. 6 1998
This post-Cold War novel is told from the slightly warped first-person perspective of a retired British spymaster. Read morePublished on July 23 1998