By John Le Carré

Magnus Pym, score diplomat, has vanished, believed defected. The chase is on: for a lacking husband, a faithful father, and a undercover agent. Pym's existence, it's printed, is fullyyt made from secrets and techniques. ruled via a father who's additionally a self belief trickster on an epic scale, Pym has from the age of seventeen been managed via mentors. it's those , racing one another and time itself, who're orchestrating the hunt to discover the fitting spy...

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One of the resorts, isn’t it? ’ She essayed a self-deprecating shrug of the shoulders. ’ But not on the breadline either, Harry reflected. A detached house in the best part of Formby would sell for five times the price of a flat in Empire Dock. ‘You ought to take care in a place like that. ’ ‘Just like downtown Liverpool, in fact,’ she said. They both laughed. ‘You could say that only the failures stick around here,’ he said. ‘I had a client only last week who was arrested after leaving his wallet and all his credit cards in the building society he’d tried to hold up.

A thin red thread appeared. ’ ‘No, no,’ she laughed. ‘We ask you not to take the newspapers into the studio. The rustles would have all our listeners reaching for the telephone - or, even worse, the tuning dial. So when you see a piece you want to talk about, use the blade to cut it out. Simpler than scissors. ’ She bustled out, leaving him alone in the Radio Liverpool hospitality lounge. Fish in a huge tank stared at him with a dulleyed solemnity, in striking contrast to the ingratiating smirks of the local celebrities whose photographs lined the walls.

Chapter Six ‘Take this,’ said Sophie Wilkins the next morning, handing Harry a razor blade. He drew the sharp metal edge across the palm of his hand and felt a tingling. A thin red thread appeared. ’ ‘No, no,’ she laughed. ‘We ask you not to take the newspapers into the studio. The rustles would have all our listeners reaching for the telephone - or, even worse, the tuning dial. So when you see a piece you want to talk about, use the blade to cut it out. Simpler than scissors. ’ She bustled out, leaving him alone in the Radio Liverpool hospitality lounge.

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