I threw the book out at page 58. I see and hear enough Trump Derangement Syndrome and BREXIT derangement syndrome day in and day out. I have no love for Trump but I read spy novels to get away from all the current political drama. I don’t expect Trump Derangement Syndrome in a John Le Carre novel.
Add to that the fact that the plot and story are awful and you simply have the worst book Le Carre has ever written. And I have always loved Le Carre.
All the rave reviews for this book are the basic equivalent of watching Michael Jordan scoring six points in a game yet claiming Jordan had an awesome game - and doing so merely because of Jordan’s track record as an awesome basketball player.