A Legacy of Spies: A Novel

by le Carre, John (Author)

ISBN: 9780735225138

The undisputed master returns with his first Smiley novel in more than twenty-five years-a #1 New York Times bestseller

Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London, and involved such characters as Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley and Peter Guillam himself, are to be held to account by a generation with no memory of the Cold War and no patience with its justifications.

Interweaving past with present so that each may tell its own intense story, John le Carre has spun a single plot as ingenious and thrilling as the two predecessors on which it looks back: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. In a story resonating with tension, humor and moral ambivalence, le Carre and his narrator Peter Guillam present the reader with a legacy of unforgettable characters old and new.

Story Locale: Great Britain

Format: Paperback, 272 pages

Publisher: Penguin Books, May 2018

Product Dimensions: 8.4 L × 5.5 W × 0.8 H

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