Call for the Dead

A George Smiley Novel

John le Carré - Author

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ISBN 9780143122579 | 176 pages | 02 Oct 2012 | Penguin | 5.51 x 8.18in | 18 - AND UP
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"Go back to Whitehall and look for more spies on your drawing boards."

George Smiley is no one's idea of a spy—which is perhaps why he's such a natural. But Smiley apparently made a mistake. After a routine security interview, he concluded that the affable Samuel Fennan had nothing to hide. Why, then, did the man from the Foreign Office shoot himself in the head only hours later? Or did he?

The heart-stopping tale of intrigue that launched both novelist and spy, Call for the Dead is an essential introduction to le Carré's chillingly amoral universe.

“A subtle and acute story of counterespionage marked by restraint, indirection, and intelligence.”—The New York Times Book ReviewThe New York Times Book Review

"Brilliant. Realistic. Constant suspense...excellent writing."—The ObserverObserver (UK)

“Thrilling…makes most cloak-and-dagger stuff taste of cardboard.”—Sunday TelegraphSunday Telegraph (UK)

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