An EPIC Summer of....
Suspense,Intrigue,Trickery,Art of the Deal(aka lies),Frame-ups, Conspiracy theories,Collusion,War of Words,etc..!
NOPE,I'm not talking about the Headline News.All from the writings of "The Spy Who Came In From The Cold...John le Carre'.
John le Carre',aka_David John Moore Cornwell.
An British Author..Extraordinaire! During the 1950's and 1960's, he worked for both the Security Service and the Secret Intelligence service in the UK.His third novel,The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963) became an international best-seller and remains one of his best-known works. Following the success of this novel, he left MI6 to become a full-time Author.
In his novels you're getting a glimpse into an occupation that begs to meme present day Headlines.
I chose these books for Summer 2018:
1. Absolute Friends
"Absolute Friends"is almost autobiographical.
John Le Carre' was an agent of the Cold War Espionage team UK.
International espionage that spans the lives of two friends from the not-torn West Berlin of the 1960s to the grimy looking-glass of Cold War Europe to the present day of terrorism and uncertain new alliances that aren't always what they seem to be.
2. Single & Single
This is a story of corrupt liaisons between criminal elements in the new Russian states and the world of legitimate finance in the West. an intimate portrait of two families: one Russian, the other English; one trading illicit goods, the other laundering the profits; one betrayed by a son-in-law, the other betrayed, and redeemed, by a son. Carre' knows this territory better than anyone else as he lived it in Real Time as a agent.
3.Our Kind of Traitor
Not only did I read this book by I purchased the movie.EXCELLENT.
Big-Time Money Launderer_Dima_ is ready to rat out the Russian Criminal Brotherhood.compatriots and expose CORRUPTION throughout the so called legitimate financial and Political Worlds.
4.The Constant Gardener
Yet another movie by the same title I purchased.Vaguely based upon a story that played out in Nigeria.
Tells the story of Justin Quayle, a British diplomat whose activist wife is murdered. Believing there is something behind the murder, he seeks to uncover the truth and finds an "International" conspiracy of corrupt Bureaucracy and Pharmaceutical money.A brutal & unfortunate look into how Pharmaceutical Corporations use poor people in Africa as guinea pigs for Drugs that are NOT approved for Human use & the profits by the Shareholders & Executives made thereof.
Here are the remaining Books to be read.It will finish out this web of "BIG LIES & SPIES"!
5.The Tailor of Panama
Panama—the young country of 2.5 million souls which, on December 31, 1999, will gain full control of the Panama Canal—is a Casablanca without heroes, a hotbed of drugs, laundered money and corruption.For what is a tailor for, if not to disguise reality with appearance? What is truth if not the plaything of the artist? And what are spies and politicians and journalists if not themselves selectors and manipulators of the truth for their own ends?
6.The Night Manager
The movie was GREAT! Now for the read.
Espionage novel published in 1993. Le Carre' first post-Cold War novel, detailing an undercover operation to bring down a major international arms dealer.It is an unholy alliance operation between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade.
7.A Legacy of Spies
This is his latest published in September 2017.Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London, and involved such characters as Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley and Peter Guillam himself, are to be scrutinized by a generation with no memory of the Cold War and no patience with its justifications.
Indeed...my Summer of 2018 has given me an insight to the real workings behind many of the "Headline News"stories of today. I like the fact it's written by someone who in fact was part of the Secret Service of the UK. I can't imagine that he does NOT have knowledge of some of the twist and turns of these Criminals that have perpetrated these scenarios again & again_continuing the traditions today.
What began as
And always money under the table....
Offshore accounts and..
Undercover Operatives with "Fake"Intel...
ENDS up with this....
Nope...so until COMPLETION of Reading & Investigating....I am in a STATE OF DOWNLOADING...