The Little Drummer Girl Author:John Le Carre In this thrilling and though-provoking novel of Middle Eastern intrigue, Charlie, a brilliant and beautiful young English actress, is lured into "the theatre of the real" by an Israeli intelligence officer. Forced to play her ultimate role, she is plunged into a deceptive and delicate trap set to ensnare an elusive Palestinian terrorist.
The Israelis recruit an English actress to infiltrate and spy on a Palestinian terrorist group. As you read this lengthy novel you will abhor the Israelis, detest the Palestinians, abominate the English, and begin to execrate US involvement (which is somewhat set-aside in this story). The details of the protagonists recruitment, briefing, and training are so protracted that you may even imagine that you are the one being drafted into service. All in all it will prove to be one of Le Carrés best works.