The Mission Song

The Mission Song

Large Print - 2006
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"Bruno Salvador, known to friends and enemies alike as Salvo, is the ever-innocent 29-year-old orphaned love child of a Catholic Irish missionary and a Congolese woman. Salvo is inspired by his mentor, Brother Michael, to train as a professional interpreter in the minority African languages of which, almost from birth, he has been an obsessive collector. Soon a rising star in his profession, he is inevitably courted by the mushrooming overworld of British Intelligence. He is also courted -- and won -- by Penelope, a white upper-class star reporter on one of the great national newspapers, whom with typical impulsiveness he promptly marries. Dispatched by British Intelligence to a no-name island in the North Sea to attend a top-secret meeting between Western financiers and East Congolese warlords, Salvo is obliged to interpret matters never intended for his reawoken African conscience."--Container.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316017725
0316017728
Call Number: LECARRE
Characteristics: 535 p. (large print) : map ; 25 cm
Subjects: Suspense fiction.
World politics -- Fiction.
Intelligence officers -- Fiction.
Large type books.

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Jun 15, 2016

Insightful with a real feel, making one wish the world could be a kinder place. Poor Africa, where it seems greed, dishonesty murder and beauty abound.

Le Carre is an exceptional writer, but my favourites remain the DVD's Tinker Taylor..... and Smiley\s People with Alec Guiness.

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Jul 23, 2012

Another excellent book from John LeCarre. This time, the story focuses on the Republic of Congo, and a Congolese translator in England, In the course of his job, he hears secrects that could have tragic consequences for whatever country is involved. John LeCarre turns up the heat, and I get lost in the plot. I didn't want to put this book down.

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