Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mission Song, by John Le Carre

Le Carre has many times now used the device of pitting a naive, sympathetic protagonist against the harsh and cynical reality of the spy world. In Mission Song, this works to great effect. The plot centers around a coup planned in Congo, with a cabal of British luminaries hiding behind a mask of humanitarian concern while secretly salivating over the prospect of controlling the region's lucrative mineral wealth.


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