The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Author:John Le Carre In this classic, John le Carré's third novel and the first to earn him international acclaim, he created a world unlike any previously experienced in suspense fiction. With unsurpassed knowledge culled from his years in British Intelligence, le Carré brings to light the shadowy dealings of international espionage in the tale of a Briti... more »sh agent who longs to end his career but undertakes one final, bone-chilling assignment.When the last agent under his command is killed and Alec Leamas is called back to London, he hopes to come in from the cold for good. His spymaster, Control, however, has other plans. Determined to bring down the head of East German Intelligence and topple his organization, Control once more sends Leamas into the fray -- this time to play the part of the dishonored spy and lure the enemy to his ultimate defeat.« less
A great spy thriller-who is the real spy? Who is the informant? I enjoyed the twists and turns, but the ending left me sad and depressed. Well written, though I do wish George Smiley was in the book more often. A good look at the spy game during the Cold War. Fast read.