A Perfect Spy Author:John Le Carre 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 an unprecedented worldwide acclaim. — Magnus Pym, Britian's premier spy, has vanished -- sending intelligence communities on a frenzied international manhunt. As the search... more » plays out, so does a chain of clandestine operations surfacing in Washington, Vienna, Prague, London, and Berlin.
But the most powerful drama of all comes from exploring Pym's background -- his education as a spy, and the spectular motives and mentors who transformed him into a master of guile and deception.« less
The novel tells the tale of Magnus Pym, a long-time spy for the United Kingdom. When Pym mysteriously disappears, a number of his fellow secret agents suspect that he may have betrayed them, and not without reason throughout most of his career, Magnus was also cooperating with the Czechoslovak secret service. Although the book is filled with intrigue, wit, and suspense, the novel is in part an unadorned recollection of Rick, Magnus's father, who was based on Le Carré's own father.