A Legacy of Spies

Category: Book
By (author): Le CarrÉ, John
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
  FICTION / Thrillers / Espionage
  FICTION / Thrillers / Political
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Published: September 2017
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 9.40in x 6.30in x 1.10in
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From The Publisher*The undisputed master returns with a riveting new book-his first Smiley novel in more than twenty-five years

Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old service summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London, and involved such characters as Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley and Peter Guillam himself, are to be scrutinized by a generation with no memory of the Cold War and no patience for its justifications.

Interweaving past and present so that each tells its own intense story, John le Carré has spun a single plot as ingenious and thrilling as the two predecessors on which it looks back: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. In a story resonating with tension, humor and moral ambivalence, le Carré and his narrator Peter Guillam present the reader with a legacy of unforgettable characters, old and new.
Review Quote*Praise for A Delicate Truth:
 • "At the moment a new generation is stumbling upon his work, le Carré is still writing at something close to the top of his game. . . . [A Delicate Truth] has a gently flickering love story and jangling ending. And le Carré has not lost his ability to sketch, in a line or two, an entire character." --Dwight Garner, The New York Times Magazine
 • "The narrative dominoes fall with masterly precision. . . . As ever, le Carré's prose is fluid, carrying the reader toward an inevitable yet nail-biting climax." --Olen Steinhauer, The New York Times Book Review
Biographical NoteJOHN LE CARRÉ 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-five years, he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.