A half-starved young Russian man in a long black overcoat is smuggled into Hamburg at dead of night. He has an improbable amount of cash secreted in a purse round his neck. He is a devout Muslim. Or is he? He says his name is Issa. Annabel, an idealistic young German civil rights lawyer, determines to save Issa from deportation. Soon her client's ...
A half-starved young Russian man in a long black overcoat is smuggled into Hamburg at dead of night. He has an improbable amount of cash secreted in a purse round his neck. He is a devout Muslim. Or is he? He says his name is Issa. Annabel, an idealistic young German civil rights lawyer, determines to save Issa from deportation. Soon her client's survival becomes more important to her than her own career. In pursuit of Issa's mysterious past, she confronts the incongruous Tommy Brue, the sixty-year-old scion of Brue Freres, a failing British bank based in Hamburg. A triangle of impossible loves is born. Meanwhile, scenting a sure kill in the so-called War on Terror, the spies of three nations converge upon the innocents. Poignant, compassionate, peopled with characters the reader never wants to let go, A MOST WANTED MAN is alive with humour, yet prickles with tension until the last heart-stopping page. It is also a work of deep humanity, and uncommon relevance to our times.
As New in As New dust jacket. 8vo. 034097706X. A stunning first edition/ first printing in As New condition in alike dustjacket. This one SIGNED by author John Le Carré directly on the title page; In Le Carré's 21st novel, rival spies of Germany, England and America converge upon the innocents in the War on Terror. Basis for a major motion picture starring Philip Seymour Hoffman featuring a German spy chief (his last role before his sudden death) as well as Willem Dafoe featuring a shady German banker entangled in an international terrorist investigation.
First Edition. One of 1000 copies issued by Waterstone's (this being No. 145) SIGNED by the author. Fine and unread in a Fine matching slipcase, with titles and illustration in foil on both the book and slipcase.
BOOK FINE. JACKET FINE. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on a special, decorative bookplate. AN EXTREMELY CLEAN, ATTRACTIVE COPY WITH A BRIGHT, BEAUTIFUL DUSTJACKET IN NEW, GLOSSY BRODART. NO PREVIOUS OWNER MARKINGS. A HANDSOME COPY FOR ANY LECARRE COLLECTOR.
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