The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

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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...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 240.4g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • VIKING
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 067091939X
  • 9780670919390
  • 15,379

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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.show more

About John Le Carré

John le Carre 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 A Most Wanted Man, Our Kind of Traitor and A Delicate Truth.show more

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