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A Most Wanted Man by John le Carre

A half-starved young Russian man in a long black overcoat is smuggled into Hamburg at dead of night. He has an improbable amount of cash secreted in a purse around his neck. He is a devout Muslim. Or is he? He says his name is Issa. Annabel, an idealistic young German civil rights lawyer, determines to save Issa from deportation, Soon her clients survival becomes more important to her than her own career - or safety. In pursuit of Issas mysterious past, she confronts the incongruous Tommy Brue, the sixty-year-old scion of Brue Freres, a failing British bank based in Hamburg. Annabel, Issa and Brue form an unlikely alliance and a triangle of impossible loves is born. Meanwhile, scenting a sure kill in the War on Terror, the rival spies of Germany. England and America converge upon the innocents.
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A Most Wanted Man

A young Chechen ex-prisoner arrives illegally in Germany, practically uneducated and destitute, but with a claim to a fortune held in a private bank. This novel, set in Hamburg where the author was once a British agent and consul , is based on the contemporary themes of the international war on terror , money laundering , and the conflicting interests of different officers and agents and laymen who are affected. The novel provides an extended, if oblique, critique of the American policy under President George W. Bush of extraordinary rendition. The novel's events and characters were inspired by the real-life story of Murat Kurnaz , [2] a Turkish citizen and legal resident of Germany who, after being arrested in Pakistan in , was detained and claims to have been tortured in American military detention camps , first at Kandahar in Afghanistan and then at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, before being released in A young Turkish boxing champion in Hamburg notices he is being shadowed by a tall gaunt young man in a black coat, who turns up on his doorstep and demands hospitality. Somewhat suspiciously, they allow Issa to stay in the attic as he announces his desire to become a doctor.

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Corbijn keeps the action of "A Most Wanted Man" at arms length or greater, never finding the heart of the piece despite mostly solid performances and strong production values. He allows us to stay disengaged from the narrative itself and to be distracted by how much the movie world has lost. How did the entire intelligence community there not see that coming? Since that fateful day, Bachmann and his team which includes Daniel Bruhl and Nina Hoss have been forced to work on an ever-shifting landscape. So the follow game begins. It is a vision of the spy game as one of neverending frustrations and roadblocks. It is also a cold, distant film; more than it needed to be.

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It was the last of Hoffman's films to be released before his death. Issa Karpov, a political refugee from Chechnya who has been tortured by Russian security forces, enters Hamburg , Germany, illegally. The team learns of Karpov's presence and his suspected links to Chechen terrorists. Bachmann's team is also tracking the activities of a local, respected, Muslim philanthropist, Dr. Abdullah, who the team suspects is funneling a small portion of his legitimate funds to Al Qaeda, though the team is unable to prove this.

Rate this book. A half-starved young Russian man in a long black overcoat is smuggled into Hamburg at dead of night. He has an improbable amount of cash secreted in a purse around his neck. He is a devout Muslim. Or is he?

His novels depict a bleak world in which the clarity of ideology, morality, patriotism, professional duty and personal loyalty dissolves into a fog in which his characters flounder, groping for some sort of basis on which to live and act. In this respect his work feels closer to postwar existentialism or the central European absurdist tradition than the kinetic action thrillers or puzzle-solving whodunits with which it is often shelved. From the s onwards, in novels such as The Constant Gardener, he turned his attention to the new nexus of corporate and state power, the decentralised network of interests which have gone on to define the 21st century global order. It opens as a Turkish immigrant couple in Hamburg reluctantly take in a young Russian vagrant, a devout Muslim called Issa, who says he is from Chechnya. Issa's presence in Germany is a mystery. He has been smuggled across the border, bears the psychological and physical scars of torture, and is carrying a large sum of money. Is he a militant?

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