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 Carre's chillingly amoral universe.
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Subtle story of friendship, espionage, guilt, etc
Difficult to follow
If le Carre had developed and distinguished his characters more clearly.
Sarah Water's The Paying Guests.
Smiley's first interview with the widow.
I was disappointed that w book deemed as a 'classic' was so mundane and boring.
I wish I had chosen a more recent le Carre book to introduce me to this author.