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Call for the Dead (George Smiley Series)

Call for the Dead (George Smiley Series)

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by John le Carré

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John le Carré 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, who is introduced in this, his first novel — unprecedented worldwide acclaim.

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Call for the Dead 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After the newest "Tinker" movie I started looking for the books. I just finished this book on my nook for iPad and Samsung GS4. I loved the book. It was fresh and Smiley made for a great spy without being a 007 styled character. The app works great and synced across my mac and android device s without a hitch. If you look like this genre at all you need to read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
George Smiley feels he must hand in his resignation when his superiors refuse to believe his claim that a man he has interviewed has been murdered. They stubbornly stick to the theory that he committed suicide. An anonymous letter naming him as a spy leads to his being interviewed by Smiley who confidently believes the allegation is unfounded. This novel is action from page one to the end with several murders and the appearance of some of the oppositions top spies. A great read.
glauver More than 1 year ago
John Le Carre' had not yet become the spy writer who elevated the form to literature when he wrote his debut novel. He introduced his most famous character, George Smiley, in its pages. Smiley had not yet become the mythic figure who navigated his way through the Karla trilogy. Even though it is very short, Call For The Dead has a tension that some of the later stories lack. The Le Carre' theme of the agent undone by his bureaucratic superiors is already part of this book. Any fan of the Smiley stories or spy fiction in general should check this book out.
lmcNYC More than 1 year ago
an agent in a downwards spiral, twists, deception, intrigue. Magnificent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must read series looking forward to the rest.
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I recently decided to go back and re-read Le Carre on Nook, starting with this book. It's not only a great read, again, it also worked quite well on the reader. If you liked him then, you will probably still like him now; if this author is new to you, you won't be disappointed.
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