Call for the Dead (Smiley's People #1)
|Author:||John le Carré|
|Series:||Penguin Modern Classics Ser.|
"Go back to Whitehall and look for more spies on your drawing boards."
George Smiley is no one's idea of a spy--which is perhaps why he's such a natural. But Smiley apparently made a mistake. After a routine security interview, he concluded that the affable Samuel Fennan had nothing to hide. Why, then, did the man from the Foreign Office shoot himself in the head only hours later? Or did he?
The heart-stopping tale of intrigue that launched both novelist and spy, Call for the Dead is an essential introduction to le Carr 's chillingly amoral universe.
Brilliant. Realistic. Constant suspense Observer Intelligent, thrilling, surprising ... makes most cloak-and-dagger stuff taste of cardboard - Sunday Telegraph
John le Carre was educated at the University of Berne (where he studied German literature for a year) and at Lincoln College, Oxford, where he graduated with a first-class honours degree in modern languages. From 1959 to 1964 he was a member of the British Foreign Service, serving first as Second Secretary in the British Embassy in Bonn and subsequently as Political Consul in Hamburg. He started writing novels in 1961, and since then has published twenty-one titles.