Book Review: The Night Manager by John le Carré

In the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. Jonathan Pine is ready to stand up and be counted in the fight against this ultimate heart of darkness. His mission takes him from the cliffs of west Cornwall, via northern Quebec and the Caribbean, to the jungles of post-Noriega Panama. His quarry is the worst man in the world.

If you are a fan of spy books this one will be right up your alley. The Night Manager is an intense and great read for fans of the genre. Jonathan Pine is a curious character and one I found hard to peg until closer to the end of the book. A seemingly regular kind of Night Manager until he meets Sophie and reads the paperwork, then of course everything gets turned on its head. Jonathan gets sent down a rabbit hole of revenge and leaves Cairo for much cooler climate to start with. I don’t want to give to much of the complex plot away but if you like spy novels you will likely enjoy this one. If you don’t you just might not. It does get complex and weaves along interestingly. If you would rather have the cliffs notes you can always watch BBC’s very good mini series event with Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston.

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