Article copyright David Cornwell 2001. We do not have permission to post this on the website. John le Carré’s most recent novel, The Constant Gardener (Scribner’s), begins with the murder of a woman who had been about to expose misdeeds by a pharmaceutical company. The fee for this article is being donated to the activist group BUKO Pharma-Kampagne (www.epo.de/bukopharma), whose address is: August-Bebel-Str. 62, D-33602, Bielefeld, Germany.