By John Le Carré
Love. At any cost.
Tessa Quayle-young, attractive, and dearly loved to husband Justin-is gruesomely murdered in northern Kenya. while Justin units out on a private odyssey to discover the secret of her loss of life, what he reveals can make him not just a suspect but in addition a aim for Tessa's killers.
A grasp chronicler of the betrayals of normal humans stuck in political clash, John le Carré portrays the darkish part of unbridled capitalism as merely he can. within the consistent Gardener he tells a compelling, advanced tale of a guy increased via tragedy as Justin Quayle—amateur gardener, getting older widower, and ineffectual bureaucrat-discovers his personal common assets and the extreme braveness of the lady he slightly had time to like.
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After, they go to bed. Manley has given them a room next to his and they make love quietly.
She assures him that almost none of these rumors is true. She says Shanghai is the place to be, that Hong Kong is dreadfully suburban. She speaks ﬂuent Shanghainese, Can tonese, Mandarin, English, conversational French, and a smattering of Portuguese. In Shanghai, she says, the day starts at four in the afternoon with tea, then drinks at the Cathay or someone’s party, then dinner of hairy crab and rice wine if you’re inclined to the local, then more drinks and dancing, and you go and go, the night is so long, until it’s time for breakfast—eggs and fried tomatoes at the Del Monte.
Janice Y. K. Lee . . Life is easy. At the ofﬁce, he is expected in at nine-thirty, then a twohour lunch is not uncommon, and they knock off at ﬁve for drinks. He can go out every night, play all weekend, do whatever he wants. Trudy’s friends move to London and want someone responsible to take care of their ﬂat, so Will moves to May Road and pays the ludi crous rent of two hundred Hong Kong dollars, and this only after much wrangling to get her friends, Sudie and Frank Chen, to take anything at all.
The Constant Gardener by John Le Carré