The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

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In this classic, John le Carré's third novel and the first to earn him international acclaim, he created a world unlike any previously experienced in suspense fiction. With unsurpassed knowledge culled from his years in British Intelligence,

In this classic, John le Carré's third novel and the first to earn him international acclaim, he created a world unlike any previously experienced in suspense fiction. With unsurpassed knowledge culled from his years in British Intelligence, le Carré brings to light the shadowy dealings of international espionage in the tale of a British agent who longs to end his career but undertakes one final, bone-chilling assignment.

When the last agent under his command is killed and Alec Leamas is called back to London, he hopes to come in from the cold for good. His spymaster, Control, however, has other plans. Determined to bring down the head of East German Intelligence and topple his organization, Control once more sends Leamas into the fray -- this time to play the part of the dishonored spy and lure the enemy to his ultimate defeat. ...Continua

Ha scritto il 25/06/16
The author is very skilful in raising your anxiety with interesting plots to drive you to continue to read. Worth the time and effort :) p.s.: I don't like the ending. It is a bit anti-climax!
Ha scritto il 17/01/14
Uno dei migliori romanzi di spionaggio.
Ha scritto il 05/08/13
Not exactly my type of thing, but it was worth trying: a perfectly built web of intrigue, that keeps the reader in a constant state of anxiety, along the twisting evolutions of a great and astonishing plot.
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Ha scritto il 26/11/06
I was surprised to enjoy this - I don't typically read spy novels. A satisfying end.
  • 1 mi piace

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