By John le Carre, Viking, October 12, 2021, 0241994535

The last novel of le Carre, published posthumously. His son, Nick Harkway (also a pen name) wrote a nice afterword about the book needing only the lightest of edits. He wasn’t sure why his father didn’t publish it during his life time.

Like all Le Carre novels, it’s written well and intriguing. Very enjoyable.

[k2482] The very idea of a consuming passion bewildered him – let alone of allowing one’s life to be conducted by it. Absolute commitment of any sort constituted to his trained mind a grave security threat. The entire ethic of the Service was utterly – he would almost say absolutely – opposed to it, unless, that is, you were talking of manipulating the absolute commitment of an agent you were running.