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The Spy Who Came In from the Cold - John le Carré
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold
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In this classic, John le Carré's third novel and the first to earn him international acclaim, he created a world unlike any previously experienced in suspense fiction. With unsurpassed knowledge culled from his years in British Intelligence, le Carré brings to light the shadowy dealings of... show more
In this classic, John le Carré's third novel and the first to earn him international acclaim, he created a world unlike any previously experienced in suspense fiction. With unsurpassed knowledge culled from his years in British Intelligence, le Carré brings to light the shadowy dealings of international espionage in the tale of a British agent who longs to end his career but undertakes one final, bone-chilling assignment. When the last agent under his command is killed and Alec Leamas is called back to London, he hopes to come in from the cold for good. His spymaster, Control, however, has other plans. Determined to bring down the head of East German Intelligence and topple his organization, Control once more sends Leamas into the fray -- this time to play the part of the dishonored spy and lure the enemy to his ultimate defeat.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780743442534 (0743442539)
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Series: George Smiley (#3)
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
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0.0 Summer of Spies - Terminated
Memorial Day Weekend -- Labor Day 2018 The Books: Fiction Eric Ambler: The Mask of Dimitrios (new / print) **** Phyllis Bottome: The Lifeline (new / ebook-to-printed-PDF) ***1/2 John le Carré: The Tailor of Panama (revisited on audio, narrated by the author) ****1/2 Agatha Christie: N or M? (revis...
Wanda's Book Reviews
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4.0 The Spy Who Came In From the Cold / John Le Carré
In this classic, John le Carre's third novel and the first to earn him international acclaim, he created a world unlike any previously experienced in suspense fiction. With unsurpassed knowledge culled from his years in British Intelligence, le Carre brings to light the shadowy dealings of internati...
Book Thoughts
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4.5 Review of The Spy Who Came In From the Cold by John le Carre
This was a really great spy-thriller! I read my first two le Carre novels last summer - the first two George Smiley books - and I was not that impressed. I thought they were slow and not worth the payoff. This third book was superb and far better than the first two in the series. Without giving ...
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
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4.5 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, by John le Carré
The Cold War was a murky conflict, so murky that it’s hard to tell what one is fighting for or what strategies are beyond the pale. London and Moscow are both convinced that they know what’s right and necessary. The people on the ground, however, have no time for ideology. People like Alec Leamas ar...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
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2.0 Don't Expect a James Bond Novel
Well here I am, sitting in my hotel room on a wet Singapore morning wanting to write a review on something, though I am only halfway through the book that I am currently reading (not that it's a bad book – some guy just surfed a tidal wave into Los Angeles – it's just that it is really long). Okay, ...
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