NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • "Entertaining . . . a riotous, readable novel . . . A worthy successor to Graham Greene's most wicked entertainments."-The New York Times He is Harry Pendel: Exclusive tailor to Panama's most powerful men. Informant to British Intelligence. The perfect spy in a country rife with corruption and revolution. What his "handlers" don't realize is that Harry has a hidden agenda of his own. Deceiving his friends, his wife, and practically himself, he'll weave a plot so fabulous it exceeds his own vivid imagination. But when events start to spin out of control, Harry is suddenly in over his head-thrown into a lethal maze of politics and espionage, with unthinkable consequences. . . . Praise for The Tailor of Panama "Riveting . . . Le Carré has cut another masterpiece."-Los Angeles Times "What makes le Carré the reigning grand master of espionage fiction? . . . Craft, certainly; he maintains an almost magnificent control of material, pace, dialogue, characterization."-The Baltimore Sun "Brilliant . . . Le Carré remains fair in front of his field, a startlingly up-to-date storyteller who writes as well about the shadows around the power elite as anyone alive."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
John le Carré was born in 1931. After attending the universities of Berne and Oxford, he taught at Eton and spent five years in the British Foreign Service. The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, his third book, secured him a worldwide reputation. He divides his time between England and the Continent.