1996 "First Edition" stated; Alfred A. Knopf publishers, New York; hardbound in blue and tan boards with silver lettering on cover and along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages, appears unread; dust jacket very good.
The Tailor of Panama is a 1996 novel by John le Carré. A 2001 film was released based on the novel.
Harry Pendel is a British expatriate living in Panama City and running his own successful bespoke tailoring business Pendel and Braithwaite. His wife and children are unaware that almost every detail of his life is fabricated, including his former partner, Mr Braithwaite. In reality, Harry Pendel is an ex-convict who learnt tailoring in prison.
Andy Osnard is a young British MI6 agent sent to Panama to recruit agents to gather intelligence and protect British trade interests through the canal. However, Andy has his own agenda and, after he discovers Harry's past, sees the perfect opportunity to recruit a new agent and embezzle money from the British government.
Concocting a fictitious network of revolutionaries, known as the silent opposition, Harry, through Andy, manages to attract the interest of the British secret services, U.K and even US governments. However, Harry has used his own friends as the basis for his fantasies, and as the plots are taken more seriously...