The Constant Gardener: A Novel

The Constant Gardener: A Novel - John le Carré Probably a perfect example to describe what best became of the spy novel, the genre in which the once overriding goals of the state have since been rewritten by the corporations that elevate state players to power. This is an abundantly intelligent novel of power relationships, morality, and human obligation that doesn't need plot twists or narrative tricks to engage an audience; it is a ripe story, perfectly pared.The book is said to be influenced by the life (and death) of Yvette Pierpaoli.