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The mission song / John le Carre.

The mission song / John le Carre.
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ISBN 034092196X (hbk.)
9780340921968 (hbk.)
Author Le Carré, John, 1931-
Title The mission song / John le Carre.
Publisher/Date London : Hodder & Stoughton 2006.
Pagination etc. 339 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Summary Note The engrossing tale of an idealistic and naèive British interpreter, Bruno "Salvo" Salvador. The 29-year-old Congo native's mixed parentage puts him in a tentative position in society, despite his being married to an attractive upper-class white Englishwoman, who's a celebrity journalist. Salvo's genius with languages has led to steady work from a variety of employers, including covert assignments from shadowy government entities. One such job enmeshes the interpreter in an ambitious scheme to finally bring stability to the much victimized Congo, and Salvo's personal stake in the outcome tests his professionalism and ethics. Amid the bursts of humor, le Carrâe convincingly conveys his empathy for the African nation and his cynicism at its would-be saviors, both home-grown patriots and global powers seeking to impose democracy on a failed state.
Subject Intelligence officers -- Fiction
World politics -- Fiction
Translaters -- Africa -- Fiction
Intermarriage -- Africa -- Fiction
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Politics and government -- Fiction
Suspense fiction.
Spy stories.
Shelf Location F
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