Please join us on Monday, July 8, 6:30 pm, for a discussion of John Le Carre's novel of suspense, The Constant Gardener . Copies of the book are available at Baldwin Boettcher . Summary: The novel opens in northern Kenya with the gruesome murder of Tessa Quayle--young, beautiful, and dearly beloved to husband Justin. When Justin sets out on a personal odyssey to uncover the mystery of her death, he finds evidence that could make him not only a suspect but a target as well.
A master chronicler of the betrayals of ordinary people caught in political conflict, John le Carre portrays the dark side of unbridled capitalism as only he can. In this book he tells a compelling, complex story of a man elevated through tragedy, as Justin Quayle--amateur gardener, aging widower, and ineffectual bureaucrat--discovers his own natural resources and the extraordinary courage of the woman he barely had time to love.