Title: Smiley's People
Book Condition: Collectible; Very Good
VF/VG+++SCARCE 1979 1ST UK ED,1ST Prtg.As New HANDSOME Immaculate Copy;Appears Never Opened;NO Inscriptions,other markings.VG+++Clipped DJ,Very small chip bottom spine;VERYslight edgewear,now in archival Brodart Jkt.VERY FINE Text;;FLAWLESS Blue boards,silver lettering like New;Crisp pages,tight binding.100% Guarantee Ships PROMPTLY.NOT X-lib;BCE,Remainder.If dissatisfied,return for no-hassle refund. Bookseller Inventory # 0408B927368
Synopsis: This is the third book of John le Carre's 'Karla trilogy' and features British master spy George Smiley.
Spy chief George Smiley may intend to retire, but his active, intelligent mind is not so easily laid aside. So when British Secret Service asks him to go just one more round, his response is predictable--especially as it involves the brutal death of one of Smiley's loyal cohorts in the underground world of espionage. The man was killed just when he had information of utmost importance to pass on to his spy chief.
Smiley's opponent in this conclusive match is his mortal enemy inside the Soviet Union, the man whose code name is Karla. For several years they have battled at long range. Now they seize the chance to close. Paris, London, Germany, and Switzerland are the backgrounds for this suspenseful novel, in which le Carre gives us the last chapter, the final convulsive confrontation between George Smiley and Karla.
John le Carre's 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--unprecedented worldwide acclaim.
(The 'Karla' trilogy titles are: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy/ The Honourable Schoolboy/ Smiley's People)
About the Author: JOHN LE CARRE, the pseudonym of David John Moore Cornwell, is an English author of espionage novels. After attending the universities at Berne and Oxford, he taught at Eton and spent five years in the British Foreign Service. The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, his third book, secured him a worldwide reputation. He lives in Cornwall, Great Britain.
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