Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy : A George Smiley Novel

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Featuring George Smiley, this"New York Times"bestseller is the first installment in John le Carre s acclaimed Karla Trilogy. From the author of"A Delicate Truth"and"The Spy Who Came in from the Cold."
The man he knew as "Control" is dead, and the young Turks who forced him out now run the Circus. But George Smiley isn't quite ready for retirement especially when a pretty, would-be defector surfaces with a shocking accusation: a Soviet mole has penetrated the highest level of British Intelligence. Relying only on his wits and a small, loyal cadre, Smiley recognizes the hand of Karla his Moscow Centre nemesis and sets a trap to catch the traitor.
The Oscar-nominated feature film adaptation of"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"is directed by Tomas Alfredson ("Let the Right One In") and features Gary Oldman as Smiley, Academy Award winner Colin Firth ("The King's Speech"), and Tom Hardy ("Inception").
With an introduction by the author."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 381 pages
  • 142 x 208 x 28mm | 339.99g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • 014312093X
  • 9780143120933
  • 67,533

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"John le Carre is the great master of the spy story . . . the constant flow of emotion lifts him not only above all modern suspense novelists, but above most novelists now practicing."--"Financial Times"
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About John Le Carré

New York Times bestselling authorJohn 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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