The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

A George Smiley Novel

Format
Ebook
Price
$11.99
 
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101573181
  • 240 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

John le Carré’s third novel—A #1 New York Times bestseller for 34 weeks—and the book that launched his career worldwide

In the shadow of the newly erected Berlin Wall, Alec Leamas watches as his last agent is shot dead by East German sentries. For Leamas, the head of Berlin Station, the Cold War is over. As he faces the prospect of retirement or worse—a desk job—Control offers him a unique opportunity for revenge. Assuming the guise of an embittered and dissolute ex-agent, Leamas is set up to trap Mundt, the deputy director of the East German Intelligence Service—with himself as the bait. In the background is George Smiley, ready to make the game play out just as Control wants.

Setting a standard that has never been surpassed, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a devastating tale of duplicity and espionage.

Praise

“What his most satisfying about John le Carré’s first great success—first of many, as it turned out—is how well it holds up on this, its 50th anniversary.”—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post

“The best spy story I have ever read.”—Graham Greene

“First-rate and tremendously exciting.”—Daphne du Maurier

“Le Carré is one of the best novelists—of any kind—we have.”—Vanity Fair

“Written…with a pitiless, elegant clarity. The Spy who Came in from the Cold is a first-rate thriller and more.”—Time

 
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