By Jennifer Reese
Updated September 15, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT
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The Mission Song

type
  • Book

Shady players whisk a Congo-born interpreter to ”a little island up north where no one will disturb us” to translate talks over a planned African coup. There he finds his moral compass and sheds his neutrality, with predictably dire consequences.

Femme Fatale
Hannah, a big-hearted and devious African nurse.

Bottom Line
The start is slow and the middle mind-boggling, but pay attention and you’ll pick up le Carrè’s ingenious tune.

The Mission Song

type
  • Book
genre
author
  • John leCarre
publisher
  • Little, Brown and Company

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