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'Absolute Friends,' Le Carre's Latest

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'Absolute Friends,' Le Carre's Latest

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'Absolute Friends,' Le Carre's Latest

'Absolute Friends,' Le Carre's Latest

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John le Carre's Absolute Friends is the former British spy's new thriller, set in post-Cold War Europe. The novel follows a British agent who becomes a CIA informant; it also raises questions about the limits of loyalty among such firm allies as Britain and America. Alan Cheuse has a review.