Due for release 27th September 2018

The Mission Song

John le Carré

'Mesmerising' Sunday Times

As an interpreter of African languages, Bruno Salvador is much in demand. He makes it a principle to remain neutral - no matter what he hears. But when he is summoned on a secret job for British Intelligence, he is told he will have to get his hands dirty. His mission is to help bring democracy to the Congo - democracy that will be delivered at the end of a gun barrel.

The Mission Song is an excoriating depiction of a corrupt world where loyalty can be bought and war is simply an opportunity to settle old scores.

'Simply astonishing ... a formidably sophisticated work of fiction' Charles Cumming

  • Penguin Classics
  • Published 27th September 2018
  • 368 Pages
  • £8.99