The Looking Glass War: A George Smiley Novel [NOOK Book]

Overview

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



"You are either good or bad, and both are dangerous."



It would have been an easy job for the Circus: a can of film couriered from Helsinki ...
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The Looking Glass War: 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



"You are either good or bad, and both are dangerous."



It would have been an easy job for the Circus: a can of film couriered from Helsinki to London. In the past the Circus handled all things political, while the Department dealt with matters military. But the Department has been moribund since the War, its resources siphoned away. Now, one of their agents is dead, and vital evidence verifying the presence of Soviet missiles near the West German border is gone. John Avery is the Department's younger member and its last hope. Charged with handling Fred Leiser, a German-speaking Pole left over from the War, Avery must infiltrate the East and restore his masters' former glory.



John le Carre's The Looking Glass War is a scorching portrayal of misplaced loyalties and innocence lost.



With an introduction by the author.

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Editorial Reviews

Financial Times (U.K.)
"A book of rare and great power."—Financial Times
Newsweek
"Le Carré is simply the world's greatest fictional spymaster."
Financial Times (UK)

"A book of rare and great power."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101603031
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/5/2013
  • Series: George Smiley Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 93,818
  • File size: 670 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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  • Posted October 1, 2013

    Great Story

    I re-read this book after many, many years--this time on my NOOK--and I thoroughly enjoyed it. In fact, I'm sure I enjoyed it more now than when it first came out. It's an easy read and not nearly as long and involved as his later novels.

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