The Constant Gardener
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BeschreibungTessa Quayle has been horribly murdered on the shores of Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya, the birthplace of mankind. Her putative African lover, a doctor with one of the aid agencies, has disappeared. Her husband, Justin, a career diplomat and amateur gardener at the British High Commission in Nairobi, sets out on a personal odyssey in pursuit of the killers and their motive. His quest takes him to the Foreign Office in London, across Europe and Canada and back to Africa, to the depths of South Sudan, and finally to the very spot where Tessa died. On his way Justin meets terror, violence, laughter, conspiracy and knowledge. But his greatest discovery is the woman he barely had time to love.
PortraitJohn le Carre was born in 1931. He attended the universities of Bern and Oxford and later taught at Eton. He spent five years in the British Foreign Service.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Hodder And Stoughton Ltd.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2005
Seitenanzahl: 570 Seiten
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Book Lover - 06.12.2006, 12:45
Gripping story set in Africa
The strong-minded, passionate rights¿ activist Tessa Quayle has discovered too much about corruption in Nairobi. Her husband, Justin Quayle, sets out on a riveting journey to find his beloved wife¿s killers. Along the way he makes some horrifying discoveries... Le Carre¿s suspenseful novel of the intrigues of the pharmaceutical industry in Africa is a gripping, yet poignant story right up through the 566th page.