Call for the Dead

Call for the Dead : A George Smiley Novel

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carre's latest novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available. "Go back to Whitehall and look for more spies on your drawing boards."George Smiley is no one's idea of a spy--which is perhaps why he's such a natural. But Smiley apparently made a mistake. After a routine security interview, he concluded that the affable Samuel Fennan had nothing to hide. Why, then, did the man from the Foreign Office shoot himself in the head only hours later? Or did he?

The heart-stopping tale of intrigue that launched both novelist and spy, Call for the Dead is an essential introduction to le Carre's chillingly amoral universe.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 157 pages
  • 138 x 206 x 14mm | 158.76g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143122576
  • 9780143122579
  • 274,359

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"Brilliant. Realistic. Constant suspense...excellent writing.""--The Observer"--Observer (UK)
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About John Le Carré

New York Times bestselling author John le Carre (The Pigeon Tunnel and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold) 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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