LOOKING GLASS WAR


LOOKING GLASS WAR

JOHN LE CARRÉ    Book Number: 84216    Product format: Paperback

This George Smiley novel was written in the aftermath of 'The Spy Who Came In From the Cold' and first published in 1965, here with an introduction by the author. "I'll describe a Secret Service that is not really very good at all; that is eking out its wartime glory; that is feeding itself on Little England's fantasies; is isolated, directionless, over protected and destined ultimately to destroy itself." It is a bitter, bleak and superlatively written novel said Publishers Weekly. It would have been an easy job for the Circus - a can of film couriered from Helsinki to London. In the past the Circus handled all things political, while the Department dealt with matters military. But the Department has been moribund since the War, its resources siphoned away. Now one of their agents is dead, and vital evidence verifying Soviet missiles near the West German border is gone. John Avery is the Department's youngest member and its last hope. Charged with handling Fred Leiser, a German-speaking Pole left over from the War, Avery must infiltrate the East and restore his masters' former glory. A scorching portrayal of misplaced loyalties and innocence lost. 268pp in paperback. Remainder mark.
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ISBN 9780143122593
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