Teaser Tuesday: The Night Manager

Like a quarter in one of those vortex donation bins, the Wheel of Time has turned ’round to Teaser Tuesday.

Just in case you don’t know, Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish theme, and anyone can play along! All you have to do is grab the book you’re currently reading, open to a random page and share a few sentences from that page. But make sure you don’t share any spoilers!*

*I wish I could take credit for this introduction, but I shamelessly stole it from Heather at bitsnbooks. To help me make amends, you should go check out her blog.

Is it just me or is it hard to read this year? I’m still reading my book from last week, The Plantagenets, so I guess I’ll tease the next book on my stack, The Night Manager by John le Carré.

The Goodreads’ Blurb

We are in a new arena of intrigue where the old rivalries of great nations have been suplanted by the ravages of individual greed. We are in a new world of espionage where the habits and rules forged by past generations of spies are put to more shocking use. We are inside the international cartel of illegal arms dealers and drug smugglers, now rising to unheard-of power under the command of men whose ruthlessness is matched only by their limitless hunger for unlimited wealth. I is this worlds, in all its brilliant corruption, that John le Carré now opens up for us. His peerless gifts — hismastery of storytelling and characterization — have never been more stuningly empoyed. In The Night Manager, the hypnotic narrative is charged by a luminous understanding of the paradoxes implicit in our perceptions of evildoing and virtue.

For our teaser, the Truly Random Number Generator sends us to page 169:

"Can you give me one name, Harry? Just one way into this?"
But Palfrey was too busy, too pressed, too late. He hopped onto the curb, then ducked back into the cab to grab his umbrella.
"Ask your master," he whispered. But so softly that Goodhew in his deafness was not absolutely sure.

Night Manager cover

What are you reading today?

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