Call for the Dead: A George Smiley Novel [NOOK Book]

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From the New York Times bestselling author of A Delicate Truth and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy



"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 ...

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Call for the Dead: A George Smiley Novel

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Overview

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Delicate Truth and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy



"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.

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Editorial Reviews

Tim Rutten
“Le Carré is one of our great writers of moral ambiguity, a tireless explorer of that darkly contradictory no-man’s land.”
The New York Times Book Review
“A subtle and acute story of counterespionage marked by restraint, indirection, and intelligence.”—The New York Times Book Review
Newsweek
"Le Carré is simply the world's greatest fictional spymaster."
Observer (UK)
"Brilliant. Realistic. Constant suspense...excellent writing."—The Observer
Sunday Telegraph (UK)
“Thrilling…makes most cloak-and-dagger stuff taste of cardboard.”—Sunday Telegraph
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101603758
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/2/2012
  • Series: George Smiley Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 47,669
  • File size: 253 KB

Meet the Author



New York Times bestselling author John le Carré (A Delicate Truth and Spy Who Came in from the Cold) was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton and served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War. For the last fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    Great book

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    A Great Read, Again

    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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