"John LeCarre Colection: 'Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy'; 'The Honourable Schoolboy'; 'Smiley's People" (used book)
John LeCarre Colection: 'Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy'; 'The Honourable Schoolboy'; 'Smiley's People'
by John LeCarre
About the book
Used book. Hardcover. Dust jacket included. Good condition.
Considered the father of the spy thriller, bestselling author John le Carre brings the daring deeds and intricate details of international espionage to center stage. His leading man is George Smiley, sometime acting chief of the Circus (as le Carre’s secret service is known): a troubled man of infinite compassion, yet a single-mindedly ruthless adversary.
Through these three enormously successful novels Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy; The Honourable Schoolboy, and Smiley’s People, Smiley stalks his opposite number, code-named Karla, the Soviet case officer who has been masterminding he Circus’ ruin. The stage is a Cold War landscape of moles and lamplighters, scalp-hunters and pavement artists, where men are turned, burned, or bought.
Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy
In Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy, Smiley is summoned from retirement to catch a Moscow Center mole burrowed thirty year deep into the Circus itself. He must reveal the most devastating – and deadly – treachery.
The Honourable Schoolboy
In The Honourable Schoolboy, Smiley is retained to clean the Circus’ Augean stables. His method is attack, his quarry Karla, the battleground Hong Kong, and his choice of weapons the Honourable Gerald Westerby, Eastern hand, veteran of several marriages and Fleet Street hack.
Smiley’s People tells of Smiley’s final duel wit Karla. Paris, London, Germany, and Switzerland are the backdrops for this extraordinary and suspenseful tale.
John le Carre has triumphantly created an intricate world seeped in moral ambivalence and peopled by “the no-men of no-man’s land.” These three intriguing novels – each a bestseller in its own right – present the literature of suspense at its very finest.