The Spy Who Came In From the Cold
Alec Leamas is tired. It’s the 1960s, he’s been out in the cold for years, spying in the shadow of the Berlin Wall for his British masters. Now Control wants to bring him. But only after one final assignment. He must travel deep into the heart of Communist Germany and betray his country. It’s a job that he will do with his usual cynical professionalism. But when George Smiley tries to help a young woman Leamas has befriended, it may prove the worst thing he could ever have done.
Le Carré’s breakthrough work of 1963 was an award-winning number one global bestseller and brought him international renown, redefining the spy story as a gritty and terrible tale of men who are caught up in politics beyond their imagining.
About the Author
John le Carré was born in 1931. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, secured him a wide reputation. This was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Honourable Schoolboy and Smiley’s People. His other novels include The Constant Gardener, A Most Wanted Man and Our Kind of Traitor.
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