Smiley's People

Paperback | August 27, 2013

byJohn Le Carré

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A very junior agent answers Vladimir’s call, but it could have been the Chief of the Circus himself. No one at the British Secret Service considers the old spy to be anything except a senile has-been who can’t give up the game—until he’s shot in the face at point-blank range. Although George Smiley (code name: Max) is officially retired, he’s summoned to identify the body now bearing Moscow Centre’s bloody imprimatur. As he works to unearth his friend’s fatal secrets, Smiley heads inexorably toward one final

reckoning with Karla—his “dark grail.”

In Smiley’s People, master storyteller John le Carré brings his acclaimed Karla trilogy to its unforgettable, spellbinding conclusion.

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  A very junior agent answers Vladimir’s call, but it could have been the Chief of the Circus himself. No one at the British Secret Service considers the old spy to be anything except a senile has-been who can’t give up the game—until he’s shot in the face at point-blank range. Although George Smiley (code name: Max) is officially reti...

John le Carré was born in 1931. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, secured him a worldwide 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, ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.01 inPublished:August 27, 2013Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143189913

ISBN - 13:9780143189916

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favourite Book I discovered John le Carre's books at age 14 and have loved them ever since. John le Carre has a haunting style that no other author could possibly write better. Smiley is so human and so vulnerable in this book, and it is a timely reflection on morality, and the value of the "right thing" when all the wrong methods are used to achieve it. A fantastic book, recommended to anyone and everyone, especially if you like spy novels.
Date published: 2016-11-11

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"An enormously skilled and satisfying work." - Newsweek

"An achievement of subtlety and power of which few novelists would be capable." - Financial Times