The Tailor of Panama, Paperback/John Le Carre

Brand: Ballantine Books

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - ``Entertaining . . . a riotous, readable novel . . . A worthy successor to Graham Greene's most wicked entertainments.``-- The New York Times He is Harry Pendel: Exclusive tailor to Panama's most powerful men. Informant to British Intelligence. The perfect spy in a country rife with corruption and revolution. What his ``handlers`` don't realize is that Harry has a hidden agenda of his own. Deceiving his friends, his wife, and practically himself, he'll weave a plot so fabulous it exceeds his own vivid imagination. But when events start to spin out of control, Harry is suddenly in over his head--thrown into a lethal maze of politics and espionage, with unthinkable consequences. . . . Praise for The Tailor of Panama ``Riveting . . . Le Carre has cut another masterpiece.`` -- Los Angeles Times ``What makes le Carre the reigning grand master of espionage fiction? . . . Craft, certainly; he maintains an almost magnificent control of material, pace, dialogue, characterization.`` -- The Baltimore Sun ``Brilliant . . . Le Carre remains fair in front of his field, a startlingly up-to-date storyteller who writes as well about the shadows around the power elite as anyone alive.`` -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)