The Tailor of Panama by John Le Carré, 1st/1st, 1996
London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1996). First edition. This is a near fine copy. The dust wrapper features light signs of shelf wear and has not been price clipped. The boards are free from chips and marks and are tightly bound at the spine. The text blocks are bright and white, and free from any signs of discolouration. Charmer, fabulist and tailor to Panama's rich and powerful, Harry Pendel loves to tell stories. But when the British spy Andrew Osnard - a man of large appetites, for women, information and above all money - walks into his shop, Harry's fantastical inventions take on a life of their own. Soon he finds himself out of his depth in an international game he can never hope to win.