Call for the Dead

Call for the Dead

A George Smiley Novel

  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101603758
  • 176 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


From the New York Times bestselling author of A Delicate Truth and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

“Go back to Whitehall and look for more spies on your drawing boards.”

George Smiley is no one’s idea of a spy—which is perhaps why he’s such a natural. But Smiley apparently made a mistake. After a routine security interview, he concluded that the affable Samuel Fennan had nothing to hide. Why, then, did the man from the Foreign Office shoot himself in the head only hours later? Or did he?

The heart-stopping tale of intrigue that launched both novelist and spy, Call for the Dead is an essential introduction to le Carré’s chillingly amoral universe.


“Brilliant. Realistic. Constant suspense…excellent writing.”—The Observer
– Observer (UK)
“Thrilling…makes most cloak-and-dagger stuff taste of cardboard.”—Sunday Telegraph
– Sunday Telegraph (UK)
“A subtle and acute story of counterespionage marked by restraint, indirection, and intelligence.”—The New York Times Book Review
– The New York Times Book Review
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