Smiley's People

Smiley's People : A George Smiley Novel

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Our Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carre's new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.
Tell Max that it concerns the Sandman...

A very junior agent answers Vladimir's call, but it could have been the Chief of the Circus himself. No one at the British Secret Service considers the old spy to be anything except a senile has-been who can't give up the game--until he's shot in the face at point-blank range. Although George Smiley (code name: Max) is officially retired, he's summoned to identify the body now bearing Moscow Centre's bloody imprimatur. As he works to unearth his friend's fatal secrets, Smiley heads inexorably toward one final reckoning with Karla--his dark "grail."

In Smiley's People, master storyteller and New York Times bestselling author of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Our Kind of Traitor John le Carre brings his acclaimed Karla Trilogy, to its unforgettable, spellbinding conclusion.

With an introduction by the author.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 398 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 30.48mm | 408.23g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 014311977X
  • 9780143119777
  • 112,156

About John Le Carré

New York Times bestselling author John le Carre (A Delicate Truth and 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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A delight to read, intricate, exciting, absorbing. Chicago Tribune
An enormously skilled and satisfying work. Newsweek
An achievement of subtlety and power of which few novelists would be capable. Financial Times"
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"A delight to read, intricate, exciting, absorbing."-Chicago Tribune

"An enormously skilled and satisfying work."-Newsweek

"An achievement of subtlety and power of which few novelists would be capable."-Financial Times
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