A Small Town in Germany

A Small Town in Germany

Book - 1968
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy ; The Spy Who Came in from the Cold ; and The Night Manager , now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré's new novel , A Legacy of Spies, is now available.

"Haven't you realized that only appearances matter?"

The British Embassy in Bonn is up in arms. Her Majesty's financially troubled government is seeking admission to Europe's Common Market just as anti-British factions are rising to power in Germany. Rioters are demanding reunification, and the last thing the Crown can afford is a scandal. Then Leo Harting--an embassy nobody--goes missing with a case full of confidential files. London sends Alan Turner to control the damage, but he soon realizes that neither side really wants Leo found--alive.

Set against the threat of a German-Soviet alliance, John le Carré's A Small Town in Germany is a superb chronicle of Cold War paranoia and political compromise.

With an introduction by the author.

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann [1968]
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780143122609
9780434109302
0434109304
Characteristics: xi, 383 p. ; 22 cm

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horthhill
Jul 20, 2011

The setting is Bonn during the late '60s when it was the 'temporary' capital of West Germany. The cold war is in deep freeze and the second world war is fresh in everyone's memory...although many are doing their best to forget.

A Nazi who has laundered his past with the best sparkly clean whitener is gaining public support. And, the British Embassy has just lost a junior diplomat and 50 top secret files.

The Foreign Office sends in an investigator. He quickly discovers that what should make sense in a simple case of a spying, just doesn't make sense this time.

A really good spy no

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