By John Le Carré

Magnus Pym, score diplomat, has vanished, believed defected. The chase is on: for a lacking husband, a loyal father, and a undercover agent. Pym's existence, it really is published, is completely made from secrets and techniques. ruled by way of a father who's additionally a self assurance trickster on an epic scale, Pym has from the age of seventeen been managed via mentors. it truly is those , racing one another and time itself, who're orchestrating the hunt to discover the fitting secret agent ...

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Perhaps he was now feeling guilty but knowing Grey it was merely another tactic to portray himself in the light of a protective benefactor. The man sickened me but I was going to use him now for all it was worth, classic Catch 22. John Blake Nick Davies June 2002 arrived with contact from Susie in Johannesburg and she wanted me with her ASAP over there and certainly no later than the end of the month. I wired her the money to rent a property in the exclusive Parkview district of the city and assured her I ~ 35 ~ Counter Spy Simon Tomlin would be with her at the end of June at the very latest.

I rushed upstairs, fired up the laptop, it buzzed, the screen flickered, the CPU slowly creeping into life. This was the latest Toshiba Satellite model at a cost of £1400 but still wasn’t that fast. Eventually I was online and surfing the web or at least heading directly for the BNP website. What greeted me on the frontpage, was not so much ‘hold the frontpage’ but kill it quickly. The BNP had published a headline story under the banner ‘The State is about to blow the cover of one of its top agents in a desperate attempt to smash the BNP ahead of the local council elections in May’.

I had already told him no TV appearances to protect what little anonymity I would have left after Sunday. I had already rejected Channel 5 News and now I was being ambushed by the BBC. I wondered in that moment exactly what Hamzic had said to Griffin to ‘sex up’ the story and get the ‘best’ possible reaction from the BNP boys. It was demeaning to have to talk to this BBC researcher out of the blue. I asked what she wanted and she said would I like to do an appearance on Newsnight to discuss the threat posed by the BNP.

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