Britain is in the depths of recession. A left-leaning young Oxford academic
and his barrister girlfriend take an off-peak holiday on the Caribbean
island of Antigua. By seeming chance they bump into a Russian millionaire
called Dima who owns a peninsula and a diamond-encrusted gold watch. He
also has a tattoo on his right thumb, and wants a game of tennis. What else
he wants propels the young lovers on a tortuous journey through Paris to a
safe house in the Swiss Alps, to the murkiest cloisters of the City of
London and its unholy alliance with Britain's Intelligence Establishment.

John le Carré—Our Kind Of Traitor

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