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The Cunning Lies of Spymaster Revealed in ‘John le Carré: The Biography’

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If James Bond films are the junk food of espionage fiction, then the stories and characters of John le Carré are the filet mignon. His meticulous, detailed and thrilling novels have enthralled readers and moviegoers since the 60s with their sense of dark authenticity, aided by the fact that le Carré worked for MI5 and MI6 in the Cold War. He is considered one of the most important literary voices of the Cold War era for his unflinching and brilliantly plotted spy novels. Yet, Le Carré has said this of himself: “I’m a liar. Born to lying, bred to it, trained to it by an industry that lies for a living, practiced in it as a novelist.” That statement sheds…

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Live Interview: One of the 21st century’s most exciting authors talks new existential thriller

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Welcome to Booktrib’s Live Chat with MIKE BOND, the “master of the existential thriller”. He discusses his newly released thriller Saving Paradise, answers viewers questions and explains the root of his environmental interest. When a beautiful journalist drowns mysteriously off Waikiki, Hawaii, Special Forces veteran Pono Hawkins, now a well-known surfer and international correspondent for surfing magazines, soon gets embroiled in trying to find out why she died. What he quickly learns makes him a target for murder or life in prison as a cabal of powerful corporations, foreign killers and crooked politicians places the blame on him. Haunted by memories of Afghanistan, and determined to protect the Hawaii he loves from dirty politics tied to huge destructive energy developments, Pono…

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