"Do you know what Trump is doing? He washes Putin's ass. He does everything for little Vladi that little Vladi can not do himself: piss on European unity, piss on human rights, piss on NATO. Assures us that Crimea and Ukraine belong to the Holy Russian Empire. "
John le Carré, fra Agent running in the field (2019)
There is not much, one might think, that separates a spy thriller significantly from life otherwise, apart from a few actual details. As the thriller genre, professional espionage has followed the general modernization of society. Spies no longer hide in dark alleys with the fold. . .