The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carré

The novel revolves around a young English actress who is recruited by Israeli intelligence to infiltrate a Palestinian terrorist organization. As she becomes more deeply involved in her role, she is torn between her sympathies for the Palestinians' cause and her loyalty to the Israelis who have manipulated her into the dangerous assignment. The story explores themes of identity, loyalty, and the moral complexities of espionage, set against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The protagonist's journey is fraught with emotional and ethical dilemmas, leading to a gripping narrative that blurs the lines between love, betrayal, and the harsh realities of international espionage.

The 8383rd greatest book of all time


Published
1983
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
430-480
Words
155,000
Original Language
English

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