- The Night Manager
"The Night Manager" is an espionage/detective novel by
John le Carré, published in 1993. It is his first post- Cold Warnovel, detailing an undercover operation to nab an international criminal.
The novel follows Jonathan Pine, a former British soldier turned night auditor for a luxurious hotel. One night, Pine encounters Sophie, a French-Arab woman who has ties to Richard Onslow Roper, an English
black marketeer who has made a fortune from the sale of weapons. Sophie provides Pine with incriminating documents, which Pine forwards to a friend in British intelligence. Despite Pine's best efforts to help her, Sophie's betrayal is discovered and she is subsequently murdered. Six months later, Pine is approached by intelligence operatives Leonard Burr and Rex Goodhew, who are planning a carefully detailed sting operationagainst Roper. Eager to avenge Sophie, Pine agrees to go undercover to infiltrate Roper's vast criminal empire, but the operation is jeopardized by an inter-agency turf war within the intelligence community.
The character development is rich, and you find yourself mysteriously attracted to the character of the villain of the story.
The book covers a wide range of geographies, each of which Le Carré manages to captivate the reader's interest.
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