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The legendary John le Carré returns with a brilliant new thriller. In The Mission Song, a naive young interpreter stumbles into the heart of a terrifying plot that will shatter the foundation of everything he believes in.
Abandoned by both his Irish father and Congolese mother, Bruno Salvador—known as Salvo—has long looked for someone to guide his life. He has found it in Mr. Anderson of British Intelligence. Salvo’s African upbringing, and fluency in African languages, has made him a top translator in London, useful to businesses, hospitals, diplomats—and, naturally, spies.
Working for Anderson in the clandestine “Chat Room,” Bruno translates intercepted phone calls, bugged recordings, and stolen voice mail messages. When Anderson sends him to a mysterious island to interpret during a top-secret meeting between Western financiers and Congolese warlords, Salvo thinks he’s helping Britain bring peace to a bloody corner of the world…but then he hears something he shouldn’t have. And now his life will never be the same—that is, if he survives
The Mission Song, set in the Africa of his blockbuster The Constant Gardener, has the same combination of intelligence and suspense that has made le Carré the pre-eminent literary spymaster.
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