The Reading Chair: Agent Running in the Field” by John le Carré

(Ilustration from Viking Books)

At 88, John le Carré, one of the greatest writers in any genre, is still kicking it, still writing books that entertain and compel with graceful style, vivid characterizations, fascinating, labyrinthine plots and a keen eye for the world his books inhabit. He remains the very best at fusing high literary values with popular pleasures. Though its bones are made up of the classic spy…