Like Christmas music after Thanksgiving dinner, the Wheel of Time has finally turned ‘round again to Teaser Tuesday.
This week I’m reading Our Kind of Traitor by John LeCarrè. I’m not sure what to expect. I liked Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy but was disappointed with The Spy Who Came In from the Cold. The Night Manager was interesting. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
The Goodreads Blurb:
In the wake of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and with Britain on the brink of economic ruin, a young English couple takes a vacation in Antigua. There they meet Dima, a Russian who styles himself the world’s Number One money-launderer and who wants, among other things, a game of tennis. Back in London, the couple is subjected to an interrogation by the British Secret service who also need their help. Their acquiescence will lead them on a precarious journey through Paris to a safe house in Switzerland, helpless pawns in a game of nations that reveals the unholy alliances between the Russian mafia, the City of London, the government and the competing factions of the British Secret Service.
The Truly Random Number Generator sends us to page 171:
'Aren't you supposed to be the gentlemen who lie for the good of their country?' 'That's diplomats. We're not gentlemen.' 'So you lie to save your hides.' 'That's politicians. Different game entirely.'
What are you reading today?