The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

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By (author) John Le Carré, Introduction by William Boyd

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  • Publisher: VIKING
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 20mm | 248g
  • Publication date: 7 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 067091939X
  • ISBN 13: 9780670919390
  • Sales rank: 13,796

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The Cold War is at its most chill. Alec Leamas, a spent spymaster, leaves West Berlin for London. His informants are either exposed or dead; his operational usefulness is over. Control, however, believes Leamas has one last job in him. It is daring, highly speculative and very, very dangerous. But for Leamas, the opportunity to revenge himself on those who, one by one, took out his people, is irresistible...

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John le Carre was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton and served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War. For the last fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.

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"The Sunday Times" (U.K.)A topical and terrible story...he can communicate emotion, from sweating fear to despairing love, with terse and compassionate conviction. Above all, he can tell a tale. Formidable equipment for a rare and disturbing writer.