My bottom line is that Le Carrè appears to be an acquired taste that I have not acquired.
Besides being genuinely charming, Sportcoat is a solid citizen of the community and a mentor to young people.
We did it first, and worse. In war, the mechanism of justice is retribution. Woe to the conquered.
Kill Artist is the first in a (so-far) 20-volume series of spy novels that star Israeli Mossad agent/assassin Gabriel Allon who is also a master art restorer, MG restorer, and wooden sailboat restorer.