Saturday, November 9, 2019

Agent Running in the Field

Anger. Prolific spy novelist John le Carré taps into the prevailing emotion of anger throughout contemporary life in his novel titled, Agent Running in the Field. Protagonist Nat has put in his time in the field for Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service running agents, and he seethes as he sees the signals that he might become sidelined. One advantage of his recall to London is the chance to play more badminton at his club, where he’s champion. He begins regular matches with Ed, a player half his age and both men enjoy the competitiveness of their contests. Over beer, Ed expresses anger about Brexit, Trump, and his job. Nat bumps into many of the elements of the toxic angry political environment in his new role where he has been placed in charge of a small group of spies. With great writing skill, le Carré moves the story along swiftly, allowing the anger to flow, and leading the interesting cast of characters toward a very satisfying resolution. Fans of le Carré and spy fiction are those readers most likely to enjoy this novel. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase Agent Running in the Field from

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