ISBN-13: 9781416594895 / Angielski / Miękka / 2009 / 323 str.
From the "literary master for a generation" (The London Observer) comes a fiercely com- pelling and current novel set in Hamburg that plays to all of le Carre's trademark strengths-- Germany, rival intelligence operations, and sympathetic protagonists who discover a taste for moral integrity.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--or safety.