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Smiley's People

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ISBN-10: 014311977X

ISBN-13: 9780143119777

Edition: N/A

Authors: John le Carr�

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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 John le Carr#xE9; brings his acclaimed Karla trilogy to its…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 6/28/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

David John Moore Cornwell writes bestselling espionage thrillers under the pseudonym John le Carr. The pseudonym was necessary when he began writing, in the early 1960s, because at that time le Carr held a diplomatic position with the British Foreign Office and was not allowed to publish under his own name. Originally inspired to write intrigue because of a 1950s scandal that revealed several highly-placed members of the British Foreign Office and Secret Service to be Soviet agents, or "moles," the plots of most of le Carr's books revolve around Cold War espionage. His own position with the Foreign Office, as well as his earlier service with the British Army Intelligence Corps, gave him an…