Author(s): John le Carre
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Stellan Skarsgard, and Damian Lewis. In the wake of the collapse of Lehmann Brothers and with Britain on the brink of economic ruin, a young English couple takes a tennis vacation in Antigua. There they meet Dima, a Russian who styles himself the world's Number One money-launderer, who wants, among other things, a game of tennis. Back in London, the couple is subjected to an all-night interrogation by the British Secret Service who also need their help. Their acquiescence will lead them on a precarious journey through Paris to a safe house in Switzerland, helpless pawns in a game of nations that reveals the unholy alliances between the Russian mafia, the City of London, the Government and the competing factions of the British Secret Service."
John le Carre, the pseudonym for David Cornwell, was a member of the British Foreign Service from 1959 to 1964. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, became a worldwide bestseller. He has written twenty-three novels, which have been published in thirty-six languages. Many of his books have been made into films, including The Constant Gardener, The Russia House, and Tinker Tailor Solider Spy."