The Spy Who Came In From The Cold

Paperback | August 27, 2013

byJohn Le CarréForeword byJohn Lecarre

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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.

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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 a...

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:248 pages, 8.23 × 5.49 × 0.6 inPublished:August 27, 2013Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143189824

ISBN - 13:9780143189824

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting! I have been reading a lot of spy novels lately. I would say that Le Carré did a great job with this short novel. The front cover is also eye catching. This 50th anniversary edition is worth it.
Date published: 2016-11-22

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"First-rate and tremendously exciting." - Daphne du Maurier

"Written . . . with a pitiless, elegant clarity, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a first-rate thriller and more." - Time