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The Spy Who Came in From the Cold - John Le Carre

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold


Published: 6th February 2012
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The Cold War is at its most chill. Alec Leamas, a seasoned British Intelligence officer whose entire East German network has been arrested or shot, leaves West Berlin for London, believing his career is over. But his master, Control, knows that Leamas is good for a last mission: one that will allow him to take his revenge on the ruthless East German counterintelligence chief who has killed or imprisoned his agents. And lurking discreetly in the background, George Smiley will be pulling the operational strings.

About the Author

John le Carre was born in 1931. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, his third novel, was first published in 1963 and secured him a world-wide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, The Honourable Schoolboy and Smiley's People. His recent novels include The Constant Gardener, Absolute Friends, The Mission Song and A Most Wanted Man. Our Kind of Traitor is his twenty-second novel and is published by Penguin.

Passionate, intense, wonderful -- David Nicholls The best spy story I have ever read -- Graham Greene A masterpiece, the best espionage novel ever written -- John Banville One of those writers who will be read a century from now -- Robert Harris

ISBN: 9780241962336
ISBN-10: 0241962331
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 6th February 2012
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1