Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John Le CarréTinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John Le Carré

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

byJohn Le Carré

Paperback | October 25, 2011

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The man he knew as "Control" is dead, and the young Turks who forced him out now run the Circus. But George Smiley isn't quite ready for retirement—especially when a desperate Russian woman defector surfaces with a shocking accusation: a Soviet mole has penetrated the highest level of British Intelligence. His treachery has already blown some of their vital operations and their best networks. He is one of their own kind. But which one? Relying only on his wits and a small, loyal cadre, Smiley traces the breach back to Karla—his Moscow Centre nemesis—and sets a trap to catch the traitor.
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, ...
Title:Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.21 × 5.23 × 1.05 inPublished:October 25, 2011Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014318041X

ISBN - 13:9780143180418


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Fun and Thrilling Ride This book kept me in the dark in a good way and I found that I was discovering things as the character's did! It was an intense and sometimes slow-burn read but it was well worth it. The novel's intricacies and subtleties are what make this novel really soar!
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Intense I'm a little disappointed in this one. I normally like Le Carre, but I found this one a bit difficult to follow. I saw the movie first and had a hard time staying with it. Thinking it was me, I read the book in order to understand the film, but no that didn't happen. The easiest part to follow was getting towards the end when Smiley narrowed the odds as to who the mole actually was. Challenging to say the least.
Date published: 2012-05-04

Editorial Reviews

"The premier spy novelist of his time. Perhaps of all time." - Time

"A rattling good novel." - San Francisco Chronicle

"John le Carré is the great master of the spy story . . . the constant flow of emotion lifts him not only above all modern suspense novelists, but above most novelists now practicing." - Financial Times