The Incongruous Spy Author:John LeCarre George Smiley was his name. Short, fat, apparently placid, he gave the impression of being a man who spent a lot of money on really bad clothes. He was without school, parents, regiment or trade, without wealth or poverty- an utterly unprepossessiong piece of baggage on the social express. Most of his acquaintances would have rejected as incongr... more »uous to the point of lunacy the suggestion that George Smiley was a professional spy.
Readers of the two last novels paired in this volume will learn otherwise.
In CALL FOR THE DEAD, they will follow Smiley in a lethal dual of wits with a demonic former pupil.
In MURDER OF QUALITY, they will watch Smiley hunt down a ruthlessly clever killer. And in the end they will not only discover the truth about about George Smiley but will conclude that John Le Carre is indeed one of the country's most exciting authors.
THE INCONGRUOUS SPY presents both of theses superb tales of intrigue in a single volume... a bonanza for Le Carre admirers and indeed everyone who loves suspense fiction at its very best.« less