Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
The first part of John le Carré's acclaimed Karla Trilogy, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy sees the beginning of the stealthy Cold War cat-and-mouse game between the taciturn, dogged George Smiley and his wily Soviet counterpart.
A mole, implanted by Moscow Centre, has infiltrated the highest ranks of the British Intelligence Service, almost destroying it in the process. And so former spymaster George Smiley has been brought out of retirement in order to hunt down the traitor at the very heart of the Circus - even though it may be one of those closest to him.
'A stunning story' Wall Street Journal
'A great thriller, the best le Carré has written' Spectator
THE FIFTH GEORGE SMILEY NOVEL
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing
This is the first book of this type I have read - and I enjoyed it. Between the world of espionage, who the mole is, and russion operatives, its an incredible book. As for the characters - each was ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Eyejaybee - LibraryThing
This is one of the great spy novels, and is clearly modelled in no small degree on the story of Kim Philby, the 'Third Man' who not only tipped off Burgess and MacLean in 1951 and allowed them to ... Read full review