Smiley's People by John le Carre
A George Smiley Novel

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Featuring George Smiley, this New York Times bestseller is the third and final installment in the Karla Trilogy, from the author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

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 Carré brings his acclaimed Karla Trilogy, to its unforgettable, spellbinding conclusion.

With an introduction by the author.
 

About John le Carre

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JOHN LE CARRÉ, the author of twenty-two novels, is the pseudonym for David Cornwell, who was a member of the British Foreign Service from 1959 to 1964. Many of his books have been made into films, including The Constant Gardener; The Russia House; The Little Drummer Girl; and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
 
Published June 28, 2011 by Penguin Books. 416 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror. Fiction

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Since writing the ultimate modern espionage fiction—The Spy Who Came in From the Cold and Tinker, Tailor.

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He has some of the best lines in the series as far as I'm concerned: "There's Degas and there's Degas, George, it's sort of a grey area" he responds when questioned about a statue's provenance and "When dealing with creeps like that you need a creep like Toby Esterhase guarding your back George" ...

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For Smiley, this is justice, as Karla once used George's great weakness — his philandering wife Ann — to turn Smiley's trusted colleague into a traitor.

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As we discover in a flashback years earlier the agent had approached Smiley with information they believed could bring about the downfall of the head of Moscow Centre, Karla, the very man who had recruited the mole in British Intelligence.

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Perhaps it comes from growing up a James Bond fan, but I had trouble getting into John Le Carré's Smiley's People as a spy novel.

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Now available from Acorn Media on DVD is the classic British series, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, and its sequel, Smiley's People.

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