Synopses & Reviews
John le Carré's classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him -- and his hero, British Secret Service Agent George Smiley -- unprecedented worldwide acclaim.
In Smiley's People, George Smiley is asked to come out of retirement for one last confrontation with his soviet counterpart, Karla. Smiley's people crisscross Paris, London, Germany, and Switzerland in an extraordinary final showdown of unrelenting suspense.
Although spy George Smiley is enjoying his retirement, he is asked to go one more round in a conclusive match against Karla, his mortal enemy inside the Soviet Union.
About the Author
John le Carré was born in England in 1931. After attending the universities of Berne and Oxford, he spent five years in the British Foreign Service. He is the author of seventeen novels, including The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honourable Schoolboy; Smiley's People; A Perect Spy; The Russia House, The Naïve and Sentimental Lover, The Tailor of Panama; and Single & Single. His books have been translated into twenty-five languages. He lives in England.