Tessa Quayle has been horribly murdered on the shores of Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya, the birthplace of mankind. Her putative African lover, a doctor with one of the aid agencies, has disappeared. Her husband, Justin, a career diplomat and amateur gardener at the British High Commission in Nairobi, sets out on a personal odyssey in pursuit of the killers and their motive.
His quest takes him to the Foreign Office in London, across Europe and Canada and back to Africa, to the depths of South Sudan, and finally to the very spot where Tessa died. On his way Justin meets terror, violence, laughter, conspiracy and knowledge. But his greatest discovery is the woman he barely had time to love.
Praise for The Constant Gardener -- : The master storyteller...has lost none of his cunning -- A. N. Wilson, Daily Mail The book breathes life, anger and excitement -- Nigel Williams, Observer A cracking thriller -- Economist Nobody writing today manipulates suspense better. Nobody constructs a more tantalisingly complex plot ... essential reading -- Chris Woodhead, Sunday Telegraph 'Richly detailed, full of righteous fire to offset its desperate prognosis, The Constant Gardener is a very impressive piece of work. It is certainly one of John le Carr?'s best books' -- The Times Literary Supplement
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: 1st October 2008
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.1 x 4.3
Weight (kg): 0.35