Juan Fernando Usubillaga Fernando Usubillaga من عند Akasudha, Odisha, الهند
This is one of the most well-constructed stories I have ever read. LeCarré's prose is economical and allows events to unfold seamlessly and relentlessly. His sense of timing is superb; each time the plot appears to stabilize for a moment, it is made to crumble in the next sentence or so. Furthermore, periods of waiting and reflection are not simply dead time, they are driven by undercurrents of suspense and doubt. I am not surprised that LeCarré wrote this book in the odd moments of only five weeks while he was still working for the British in Germany. Not a moment in the book is wasted on inconsequential fluff, and the result is a brilliantly chilling thriller.