Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Smiley Author:John le Carre "It's the oldest question of all, George. Who can spy on the spies?" — The man he knew as "Control" is dead, and the young Turks who forced him out now run the Circus. But George Smiley isn't quite ready for retirement--especially when a pretty, would-be defector surfaces with a shocking accusation: a Soviet mole has p... more »enetrated the highest level of British Intelligence.
Relying only on his wits and a small, loyal cadre, Smiley traces the breach back to Karla--his Moscow Centre nemesis--and sets a trap to catch the traitor. The first novel in John le Carré's celebrated Karla trilogy, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is a heart-stopping tale of international intrigue. With an Introduction by the Author.« less
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is an engaging spy novel on the list of 1001 books you must read before you die. Although a bit confusing at first, I eventually settled into the story involving the upper echelons of the British Intelligence Service during the Cold War. George Smiley, swept into retirement after a botched operation, is called back to investigate when there is the suggestion of a mole—John le Carré is thought to have coined the term—among the leaders of the Circus. The prose, laced with a lot of jargon, builds much suspense along the way. This first installment of the Karla trilogy has me intrigued about the battle between Smiley and Russian spymaster Karla: I might read the whole series.