By John Le Carré
The epic "New York Times" bestseller by way of the grasp of foreign intrigue spans the lives of 2 pals from the riot-torn West Berlin of the Nineteen Sixties to the dirty looking-glass of chilly warfare Europe to the current day of terrorism and new alliances.
Le Carre's eloquent indignation at what he sees as a duplicitous warfare in Iraq and the devious capability hired to tarnish those that oppose it's become a fictional account of 2 former spies attempting to do correct in a post-Cold battle international.
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It will be little comfort if he has not yet got round to burning your house down, stealing your valuables, or planting drugs. The worry is that he could. Russians do not trivialise or ridicule espionage. They take it rather seriously, both as a threat from abroad and as something that their country excels in. Admittedly, people everywhere find fictional spies glamorous. America has the amnesiac but indestructible Jason Bourne:10 Commander Bond’s high jinks sprinkle stardust over the reputation of SIS.
Few in the claustrophobic, ill-run and bribe-plagued Soviet Union could boast as much. Like the space programme and sporting heroes, the KGB also touched another emotional chord: patriotism. Though its ultimate loyalty was to the Communist Party, not to the Soviet state (it described itself as the Party’s ‘sword and shield’), it basked in the reflected glory of the defeat of Nazi Germany. Rather as the Battle of Britain provides Britain’s ‘finest hour’, as the Resistance epitomises France’s national myth, and as the Normandy beaches exemplify America’s commitment to the freedom of Europe, the Great Patriotic War (as the Second World War is known in Russia) was the central plank in the Soviet Union’s self-image – and plays the same role in Russian identity today.
In late January 2007 Mr Browder seized on a chance personal meeting with Dmitry Medvedev, then the leading presidential candidate, and received a promise of help with his visa. But the actual reaction was a kind of ‘help’ normally seen in gangster movies. In mid February 2007 a senior figure from the Interior Ministry tax-crimes department, Lieutenant Colonel Artyom Kuznetsov, telephoned the head of research at Hermitage in Moscow, requesting an ‘informal meeting’ for a report he said he was writing on Mr Browder’s visa.
Absolute Friends by John Le Carré