Our Kind of Traitor Author:John le Carre Although money is tight during these recession times, Oxford academic Perry Makepeace and his attorney girlfriend, Gail Perkins, decide they deserve a vacation. Little do they expect that a man they will meet while relaxing in Antigua will change their lives forever. — Under seemingly innocent circumstances, the young couple meets Dima Krasnov; s... more »oon they are spending much of their vacation time with this Russian man. And then Dima asks for their help -- he wants to defect. But he doesn't tell Perry and Gail that he is a money launderer with deep connections to the Russian mafia.
While the enemy is different than during the Cold War -- a period rich in spy lore which John le Carré has expertly mined while perfecting his spy-thriller craftsmanship -- the action and intrigue have not paled in 2010, and Our Kind of Traitor is exemplary of le Carré's finest work. Selected by Publishers Weekly as a 2010 Top 100 Book.« less