John le Carré is the author of numerous classic, bestselling novels, including Absolute Friends, The Spy Who Came In From the Cold, The Little Drummer Girl and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Several of his novels have been made into major motion pictures, including The Constant Gardener and The Russia House. His latest novel, The Mission Song, was published in the United States by Little, Brown in September.
It was the strangest journey of my life, and it will always be. I was looking for fictional characters I had invented, in a country I had never visited.
If bin Laden is destroyed, his shadowy armies will grow, rather than wither away.