Title: Smiley’s People
Author: le Carré, John
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York
Publication Date: 1980
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: VG
D-j Condition: NF
Comments: Tiny tear on headcap. D-j has a few small spots.
Synopsis: John le Carre’s classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge and have earned him — and his hero, British Secret Service agent George Smiley — unprecedented worldwide acclaim. Rounding off his astonishing vision of a clandestine world, master storyteller le Carre perfects his art in Smiley’s People.
In London at dead of night, George Smiley, sometime acting Chief of the Circus (aka the British Secret Service), is summoned from his lonely bed by news of the murder of an ex-agent. Lured back to active service, Smiley skillfully maneuvers his people — “the no-men of no-man’s land” — into crisscrossing Paris, London, Germany, and Switzerland as he prepares for his own final, inevitable duel on the Berlin border with his Soviet counterpart and archenemy, Karla.