By John Le Carré
"Haven't you discovered that in simple terms appearances matter?"
The British Embassy in Bonn is up in palms. Her Majesty's financially executive is looking for admission to Europe's universal marketplace simply as anti-British factions are emerging to energy in Germany. Rioters are challenging reunification, and the very last thing the Crown can manage to pay for is a scandal. Then Leo Harting—an embassy nobody—goes lacking with a case jam-packed with private records. London sends Alan Turner to regulate the wear, yet he quickly realizes that neither part fairly desires Leo found—alive.
Set opposed to the specter of a German-Soviet alliance, John le Carré's A Small Town in Germany is an excellent chronicle of chilly struggle paranoia and political compromise.
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