Nighty night

8 10 2016

The Night Manager by John le Carré

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At the start of it all, Jonathan Pine is merely the night manager at a luxury hotel. But when a single attempt to pass on information to the British authorities – about an international businessman at the hotel with suspicious dealings – backfires terribly, and people close to Pine begin to die, he commits himself to a battle against powerful forces he cannot begin to imagine.

In a chilling tale of corrupt intelligence agencies, billion-dollar price tags and the truth of the brutal arms trade, John le Carré creates a claustrophobic world in which no one can be trusted.

There are quite a few differences to the recent Hiddleston-led TV adaptation but the basic plot is pretty similar and the whole tale is equally gripping. Entertaining stuff.

four stars

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