Now an AMC miniseries • The acclaimed novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Legacy of Spies and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy John le Carré, the legendary author of sophisticated spy thrillers, is at the top of his game in this classic novel of a world in chaos. With the Cold War over, a new era of espionage has begun. In the power vacuum left by the Soviet Union, arms dealers and drug smugglers have risen to immense influence and wealth. The sinister master of them all is Richard Onslow Roper, the charming, ruthless Englishman whose operation seems untouchable. Slipping into this maze of peril is Jonathan Pine, a former British soldier who’s currently the night manager of a posh hotel in Zurich. Having learned to hate and fear Roper more than any man on earth, Pine is willing to do whatever it takes to help the agents at Whitehall bring him down—and personal vengeance is only part of the reason why. Praise for The Night Manager “A splendidly exciting, finely told story . . . masterly in its conception.”—The New York Times Book Review “Intrigue of the highest order.”—Chicago Sun-Times “Richly detailed and rigorously researched . . . Le Carré’s gift for building tension through character has never been better realized.”—People “Grimly fascinating, often nerve-wracking, and impossible to put down.”—Boston Herald
This text provides an introduction to a writer who is arguably 20th-century England's most successful serious novelist and one of the foremost living figure in English literature of espionage and detection. The author aims to establish that le Carre's fiction transcends the genre of espionage writing, and that he is pre-eminently a social commentator who writes novels of manners.
Unlock the more straightforward side of The Night Manager with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Night Manager by John le Carré. As its name suggests, the novel follows the night manager at a luxury hotel named Jonathan Pine. When the billionaire arms dealer Richard Roper, described by a former mistress as the “worst man in the world”, arrives at the hotel with his entourage, Pine is drawn into a world of brutality, shady dealings and corruption on an international scale. The danger he is facing only grows as he attempts to bring Roper to the authorities and gradually grows closer to his beautiful mistress Jed, placing both their lives in danger. John le Carré is an internationally renowned writer of spy novels. His best-known works include The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Constant Gardener. Find out everything you need to know about The Night Manager in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
A small-time art forger runs afoul of the New England mob in this comic crime novel from the author of The End of Vandalism: “One of our living masters” (McSweeney’s). Paul Emmons has his faults—envy, lust, naiveté, money laundering, and art forgery to name a few. A fallen accountant and scamster, Emmons and his wife, Mary, are exiled abroad, though they enjoy inadvisable returns to New England to check on the property they own but cannot claim. Paul’s unfortunate association with Carlo Record, president of the fraudulent company New England Amusements, was always destined to get him into trouble. When Carlo and his cronies—Ashtray Bob, Line-Item Vito, and Hatpin Henry—try to coerce Paul into stealing the John Singer Sargent painting “The Black Brook” from the Tate gallery in London, Paul and Mary hatch a plan to trick the tricksters . . . Through it all, Paul searches for his true mission in life in this “irresistibly droll portrayal of an All-American liar, loser, and innocent” (Kirkus Reviews). This Grove edition features a new introduction in the form of a conversation between Drury and Daniel Handler.
Either we make you rich or we make you dead. On a bleak January night at the outbreak of the Gulf War, Mr. Richard Onslow Roper, a very special visitor, arrives with his entourage at a Zurich hotel. The night manager, Jonathan Pine, recognizes him immediately--and prays that the identification is not mutual. Welcome to the new era of espionage, where the habits and rules forged in the darkest days of the Cold War are applied to an even more harrowing end. This is Roper's world--a world of illegal arms dealers and drug smugglers, men whose ruthlessness is matched only by their hunger for unlimited wealth. Enter Leonard Burr, former British intelligence officer turned international policeman. Burr recruits Pine to his cause, and launches him on an undercover odyssey that takes him from Zurich to the desolate coast of Cornwall, and eventually to a village in Quebec where he obtains the identity that will be his tickets of entry to Roper's island hideaway in the Bahamas. In what is perhaps John le CarrE's greatest work to day, "The Night Manager" brings to life a whole new era of intrigue, brilliantly conceived by the undisputed master of the genre.
Not a pretty sight. Certainly not one the authorities on Mauritius, that gem of a tourist destination in a trio of idyllic islands once known as the Mascarenes, would like to become public knowledge. Their carefully nurtured image was of sparkling blue sea, emerald green palm fringes haphazardly angled along pure white beaches, gentle winds whispering through the casuarinas under an azure sky. This was ugly, messy. When journalist Holly Jones arrives in Mauritius to cover millionaire adventurer Connor Maguire's search for buried ancestral treasure, it promises to be two weeks in an exotic island paradise ... and a chance to start piecing together a broken heart. What she hasn't planned on is an infuriating, reluctant subject with a hidden agenda. Or one who manages to break down her carefully constructed barriers and awaken long-forgotten desires. After the body of a young woman is washed up on a beach, Holly finds herself embroiled in an unsolved murder case and the idyllic island's darkest secrets. Passionate, intriguing and compelling, The Forgotten Sea is Beverley Harper at her best yet.
This book was penned to tell the life story of James Ellis Wimes, a United States Military Service personnel. The title of this book was derived as a marketing strategy. S H I T is eye-catching to the average American. For some reason, Americans have a fascination for profanity. I hope that once a person opens this book, he or she will realize that S H I T truly expresses why I feel that Servicemen Have It Tough. This book tells the story of my life from August 1962 to the present. Although I retired from active duty on February 22, 1989, you will see how my military career continues to impact me till date. This book tells the entire story of my life, loves, friends, and experiences spanning more than forty years. Some of the stories are funny, some are serious, some are sexy, but above all, they are true. So sit or lie back, and enjoy why joining the United States Military will create many situations of S H I TServicemen Have It Tough.
Release on 2011 | by Michael J. O'Fallon,Denney G. Rutherford
Author: Michael J. O'Fallon,Denney G. Rutherford
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Hotel Management and Operations, Fifth Edition provides a practical, up-to-date, and comprehensive approach to how professionals across the industry manage different departments within their operation. From the front office to finance, from marketing to housekeeping, this resource offers advanced theory played out in practical problems. Multidimensional case studies are a notable feature, with complex management problems portrayed from multiple viewpoints; “As I See It” and “Day in the Life” commentaries from new managers provide further real-world perspective. Covering the latest issues affecting the industry, this text gives students and professionals an up-to-date, dynamic learning resource.
The Growing Liability of Property Owners to Crime Victims
Author: John P. Ludington
Book Description: This is the story of the most dramatic legal development of the last one hundred years—the growing liability of real property owners or occupiers to crime victims. The Invited Killers of the title are "invited" by lax premises security, and they are not only killers but predators of every kind, including rapists, abductors, and armed robbers. The heroes of the book are the lawyers who try the cases when the criminals sue the property owners for their injuries. The cases are surveyed, but the main cases are discussed in detail, with all the courtroom thrust and parry that led to the decisions forming this volatile area of law. Written by a veteran legal observer and researcher, this book is rich in detail, broad in scope, prescient as to the future, highly readable, and full of surprises! John P. Ludington has written extensively about premises liability in the 3-volume Premises Liability 2d and the monthly Premises Liability Alert, and has edited books by leading lawyers like Jacob Stein, who represented Monica Lewinsky, and legendary Chicago litigator Jerome
Release on 2012-02-02 | by Darrell D. Dorrell,Gregory A. Gadawski
Author: Darrell D. Dorrell,Gregory A. Gadawski
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
The definitive, must-have guide for the forensic accounting professional Financial Forensics Body of Knowledge is the unique, innovative, and definitive guide and technical reference work for the financial forensics and/or forensic accounting professional, including nearly 300 forensic tools, techniques, methods and methodologies apply to virtually all civil, criminal and dispute matters. Many of the tools have never before been published. It defines the profession: "The Art & Science of Investigating People & Money." It defines Forensic Operators: "...financial forensics-capable personnel... possess unique and specific skills, knowledge, experience, education, training, and integrity to function in the financial forensics discipline." It defines why: "If you understand financial forensics you understand fraud, but not vice versa" by applying financial forensics to all aspects of the financial community. It contains a book-within-a-book Companion Section for financial valuation and litigation specialists. It defines foundational financial forensics/forensic accounting methodologies: FAIM, Forensic Accounting Investigation Methodology, ICE/SCORE, CICO, APD, forensic lexicology, and others. It contains a Reader Lookup Table that permits everyone in the financial community to immediately focus on the pertinent issues.