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The Looking Glass War
The Looking Glass War
Author: John le Carre
ISBN-13: 9780140165975
ISBN-10: 0140165975
Pages: 287
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: penguin books
Book Type: Paperback
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Among other things, the description of running an Agent (Fred Leiser) through the Iron Curtain at night remains one of the best I've seen.

On a larger scale, this is a story of the mounting bureaucratic infighting between a military intelligence operation and the emergent power of the "Circus", Control and George Smiley. Like most good LeCarre novels it is also a story of more primal human emotions and their impact, in this case, on espionage operations. Very much worth the read.