• Agent Running in the Field
  • Agent Running in the Field
  • Agent Running in the Field
  • Agent Running in the Field

Agent Running in the Field

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 20/08/2020
In stock
Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days
Make and edit your lists in your account
Check click & collect stock near you
Collect today: Pay in shop


'No other writer has charted - pitilessly for politicians but thrillingly for readers - the public and secret histories of his times.' - The Guardian Nat, a 47 year-old veteran of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, believes his years as an agent runner are over. He is back in London with his wife, the long-suffering Prue. But with the growing threat from Moscow Centre, the office has one more job for him. Nat is to take over The Haven, a defunct substation of London General with a rag-tag band of spies. The only bright light on the team is young Florence, who has her eye on Russia Department and a Ukrainian oligarch with a finger in the Russia pie. Nat is not only a spy, he is a passionate badminton player. His regular Monday evening opponent is half his age: the introspective and solitary Ed. Ed hates Brexit, hates Trump and hates his job at some soulless media agency. And it is Ed, of all unlikely people, who will take Prue, Florence and Nat himself down the path of political anger that will ensnare them all. Agent Running in the Field is a chilling portrait of our time, now heartbreaking, now darkly humorous, told to us with unflagging tension by the greatest chronicler of our age.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241986547
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 330g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm

Customer Reviews

View all
Agent Running in the Field
A 'Bond' for grown-ups
If you are a fan of Bond – James Bond – that’s the ‘real’ Bond, the Bond of Fleming from the original novels and not the comic caricature of the silver scr... READ MORE
Paul M
Agent Running in the Field
Another great novel from John le Carre
The title might suggest this as a text book and it has possibilities of acting as that but is also a good story and descriptive of the Brexit era.
Agent Running in the Field
A book for the times
I was recommended this by several friends, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. A very angry novel that captures the mood of the last half-decade. It contains the ... READ MORE
James Martin
Agent Running in the Field
Another le Carre to his growing list of great books.
A brilliantly writer who just keeps on adding more to his ever growing list of novels. A very contemporary spy story, with mentions of Brexit, Trump and Pu... READ MORE
Ian Paternoster
Agent Running in the Field
Overwhelming world of human endeavors!
Espionage world woven in visceral words.Mind tiring snippets of the world of SPIES.An intelligence agent’s varied styles and approaches of dealing with dif... READ MORE
Sayantani Majumder
Agent Running in the Field
Read this in two days,. Just couldn't put it down
Ashley Webster
Agent Running in the Field
Pretty mediocre
I’m not sure I understand the huge adoration for this book. I found it quite slow throughout, until the twist towards the end, with everything then wrapped... READ MORE
Daniel Walker
Agent Running in the Field
A quick read then forgotten !
I have read some of John Le Carre’s older books and enjoyed the intrigue and complicated plots. This novel whilst it is a good plot is rather pedestrian an... READ MORE
David Freeman
Agent Running in the Field
Pot Boiler
Usual stuff....very thin plot....Carre's totally irrelevant political views endlessly repeated...it get's rather tedious to say the least.
Stephen Dickens
Agent Running in the Field
Modern Spy Thriller
I decided to buy this because it is a recommended book from the Between The Covers series 2 . I probably haven't read John le Carre for over 20 years, alt... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp