Agent Running in the Field
Set in London in 2018, Agent Running in the Field follows a twenty-six year old solitary figure who, in a desperate attempt to resist the political turbulence swirling around him, makes connections that will take him down a very dangerous path.
In his plot and characterisation le Carré is as thrilling as ever and in the way he writes about our times he proves himself, once again, to be the greatest chronicler of our age.
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“Laced with fury at the senseless vandalism of Brexit and of Trump...his new novel contains several delicious set pieces of this kind, and each time one gets going there is the sense of a master enjoying himself hugely”.
The Guardian Full Review
"Agent Running in the Field is as ingeniously structured as any of le Carré’s fiction, skilfully misdirecting the reader for much of the time. True, the language, though charming and fluent, feels like a burnished antique, never that of man in his forties now, belonging rather to an earlier era."
Evening Standard Full Review
"Agent Running in the Field is an impeccable piece of writing – age has not dimmed le Carré’s storytelling ability an iota"
inews Full Review
"Subtle, wry and seamless, it’s an utter joy, from first page to last."
Daily Mail Full Review
"Superb writing, precise portraiture, clever tricks of tradecraft—all Mr. le Carré’s hallmarks are present in this swift, surprising, bittersweet story.”Tom Nolan
The Wall Street Journal Full Review
'With a style honed over 25 novels and more than 50 years, the author's prose is crisp and compelling and the story is relevant to today's turbulent times.'Jonathan Elderfield
AP News Full Review