The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (George Smiley)

by John le Carré

John le Carré (Foreword)

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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.

  • ISBN10 0143189824
  • ISBN13 9780143189824
  • Publish Date 27 August 2013
  • Publish Status Active
  • Publish Country CA
  • Imprint Penguin Canada