FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
A Most Wanted Man has been added to your Cart
+ CDN$ 6.49 shipping
Used: Like New | Details
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Very light shelf wear. Pages are clean and unmarred; crisp dust cover - no creasing. Overall appearance looks almost new!
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

A Most Wanted Man Mass Market Paperback – Jul 27 2010

3.1 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

See all 36 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Mass Market Paperback
"Please retry"
CDN$ 12.90
CDN$ 5.77 CDN$ 0.01

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • You'll save an extra 5% on Books purchased from Amazon.ca, now through July 29th. No code necessary, discount applied at checkout. Here's how (restrictions apply)

Frequently Bought Together

  • A Most Wanted Man
  • +
  • A Murder of Quality and Call for the Dead
Total price: CDN$ 31.69
Buy the selected items together

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 491 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (Mm); 1 Reprint edition (July 27 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416596097
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416596097
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 2.8 x 19 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #110,051 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?

Product Description

Review

"An instant classic... A provocative and incendiary ending that only le Carre, the master, can pull off." -- "USA Today"

"Intricately plotted, beautifully written, propulsive, morally engaged, but timely as today's headlines.... The protagonists are brilliantly drawn." -- Tim Rutten, "Los Angeles Times"

"Highly recommended." -- "Library Journal"

"Turn the pages slowly, because an era is passing, and with it, an illuminating view of the troubled keepers of an uneasy peace." -- James F. Sweeney, "Cleveland Plain Dealer"

"Breaks notable new ground... Le Carre's dialogue has snap, rhythm and wit... immaculate timing." -- Peter Wolfe, "St. Louis Post-Dispatch"

"As sharp as he ever was.... Le Carre ... remains a class above his neighbors on the bestseller list." -- Jeffrey Westhoff, "Chicago Sun-Times"

"Astounding, nearly perfect ... beautifully paced, awesomely crafted ... desperately readable" -- John Freeman, "San Francisco Chronicle"

"Le Carre's ... secret agents exist in a world of stalemate, moral compromise, ambiguity and betrayal... Like his books, le Carre is a mix of unblinking realism and hopeful humanism." -- Jill Lawless, "Associated Press"

"What le Carre has always done terrifically is to capture the nuances of the spying game. His spooks are wonderful... In "A Most Wanted Man" you are, unlike the modern world, in thrillingly deft, safe hands." -- "The Guadian" (UK)

"This is le Carre's strongest, most powerful novel... Extraordinary." -- Alan Furst, "New York Times Book Review" (cover review)

About the Author

John le Carre was born in 1931. His third novel, "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, " secured him a worldwide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy: "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honorable Schoolboy;" and "Smiley s People." His novels include "The Constant Gardner", "The Little Drummer Girl, A Perfect Spy, The Russia House, Our Game, The Tailor of Panama, " and "Single & Single." He lives in Cornwall, United Kingdom.

See all Product Description

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
I thought that this was the best spy novel about the War on Terror that I've read by quite a large margin. Don't miss this book!

Only John Le Carré could take us to delicately into the middle of the War on Terror to show, not tell, what's wrong with the approach. In the process, he reveals how the ego of power overwhelms the scruples of even the most moral, those who hope to improve, and people who just want to keep promises. At the same time, he displays the problems that occur when many different spy and police agencies try to work together. Regardless of your political and ethical views, this story will shake you to the soles of your feet.

A most wanted man makes his early appearance as a quiet, ill-looking beggar-like person who can't be driven off. Even to a Muslim family in Hamburg, Germany, this newcomer seems pretty odd. When they see the seeming beggar a little more closely, they are shocked and want to help. Others have the same reaction, beginning with the lawyer, Annabel Richter, who is summoned to help a most wanted man "regularize" his situation. That contact soon draws in a Scottish banker, Tommy Brue, who isn't too happy with his life.

But there are larger interests at stake, and those interests all have different plans for the most wanted man, a man with secrets and with a moral position he wants to assert. Is there forgiveness in the world? Will past wrongs be considered?

We only hear dialogue from the most wanted man and what others have to say about him. But from those sources, we gain insights into someone whose life is much different from our own. It's a challenging task of character development, but it works well in Le Carré's masterful hands.
Read more ›
18 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I thought that this was the best spy novel about the War on Terror that I've read by quite a large margin. Don't miss this book!

Only John Le Carré could take us to delicately into the middle of the War on Terror to show, not tell, what's wrong with the approach. In the process, he reveals how the ego of power overwhelms the scruples of even the most moral, those who hope to improve, and people who just want to keep promises. At the same time, he displays the problems that occur when many different spy and police agencies try to work together. Regardless of your political and ethical views, this story will shake you to the soles of your feet.

A most wanted man makes his early appearance as a quiet, ill-looking beggar-like person who can't be driven off. Even to a Muslim family in Hamburg, Germany, this newcomer seems pretty odd. When they see the seeming beggar a little more closely, they are shocked and want to help. Others have the same reaction, beginning with the lawyer, Annabel Richter, who is summoned to help a most wanted man "regularize" his situation. That contact soon draws in a Scottish banker, Tommy Brue, who isn't too happy with his life.

But there are larger interests at stake, and those interests all have different plans for the most wanted man, a man with secrets and with a moral position he wants to assert. Is there forgiveness in the world? Will past wrongs be considered?

We only hear dialogue from the most wanted man and what others have to say about him. But from those sources, we gain insights into someone whose life is much different from our own. It's a challenging task of character development, but it works well in Le Carré's masterful hands.
Read more ›
One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I thought that this was the best spy novel about the War on Terror that I've read by quite a large margin. Don't miss this book!

Only John Le Carré could take us to delicately into the middle of the War on Terror to show, not tell, what's wrong with the approach. In the process, he reveals how the ego of power overwhelms the scruples of even the most moral, those who hope to improve, and people who just want to keep promises. At the same time, he displays the problems that occur when many different spy and police agencies try to work together. Regardless of your political and ethical views, this story will shake you to the soles of your feet.

A most wanted man makes his early appearance as a quiet, ill-looking beggar-like person who can't be driven off. Even to a Muslim family in Hamburg, Germany, this newcomer seems pretty odd. When they see the seeming beggar a little more closely, they are shocked and want to help. Others have the same reaction, beginning with the lawyer, Annabel Richter, who is summoned to help a most wanted man "regularize" his situation. That contact soon draws in a Scottish banker, Tommy Brue, who isn't too happy with his life.

But there are larger interests at stake, and those interests all have different plans for the most wanted man, a man with secrets and with a moral position he wants to assert. Is there forgiveness in the world? Will past wrongs be considered?

We only hear dialogue from the most wanted man and what others have to say about him. But from those sources, we gain insights into someone whose life is much different from our own. It's a challenging task of character development, but it works well in Le Carré's masterful hands.
Read more ›
One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse

Most recent customer reviews



Feedback