The Honourable Schoolboy
It is a beleaguered and betrayed Secret Service that has been put in the care of George Smiley. A mole has been uncovered at the organisation's highest levels - and its agents across the world put in grave danger. But untangling the traitor's web gives Smiley a chance to attack his Russian... show more
It is a beleaguered and betrayed Secret Service that has been put in the care of George Smiley. A mole has been uncovered at the organisation's highest levels - and its agents across the world put in grave danger. But untangling the traitor's web gives Smiley a chance to attack his Russian counterpart, Karla. And part-time spy Jerry Westerby is the weapon at Smiley's disposal. The Honourable Schoolboy is remarkable and thrilling, one of three books (together with Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Smiley's People) to feature the legendary clash between Smiley and Karla, two brilliant spymasters on opposite sides of the Cold War.
Publish date: 2011
Pages no: 686
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Spy Thriller
, Mystery Thriller
Series: The Karla Trilogy (#2)
AcknowledgmentsMap--The Honourable Schoolboy
This was a bit of a mixed bag for me. I loved the writing, the setting, and the overall atmosphere but the plot was not the tightest and at times I wondered how it would all come together in the end. I listened to the audio version which was read byMichael Jayston who did an excellent job.
bookshelves: winter20092010, spies, published-1977, play-dramatisation, mystery-thriller, fraudio, adventure Read from January 25 to February 08, 2010 ** spoiler alert ** Set against the backdrop of the war in Indochina in 1975, spymaster George Smiley uncovers a trail of Russian money leading t...
Another good production by the Smiley Players. This radio drama more than a straight forward audio book. The cast is great, especially Simon Russell Beale who plays Smiley. It is more of morality tales that will make you think. If you like Dowton Abbey, you might want to check this out as Hugh B...
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a tough act to follow, but I must admit I was expecting more. At first, I thought that’s exactly what I was getting but then the mind-numbing second third happened and I was lost in a way I never was in Tinker Tailor. I still don’t have a clear understanding of what happ...
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