Crusading spirit

Like many John Le Carré novels, The Constant Gardener boasts a gripping, intricately plotted narrative that makes it ideal for the movies. In the years since the Berlin Wall tumbled and the Soviet Union collapsed, the master of the cold war espionage thriller has turned his attention to thorny moral issues in other parts of the world. The Constant Gardener is a muckraking drama set in an African country where the British have a monopoly over a corrupt pharmaceutical industry that, in its fervor to make a killing on a new antitubercular medicine, is using unaware native workers as guinea pigs.

 

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