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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

By John Le Carre


Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

By John Le Carre


A New York Times bestseller and the inspiration for the Oscar-nominated major motion picture starring Gary Oldman and Colin Firth, from the author of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Our Kind of Traitor

The first novel in John le Carré’s celebrated and New York Times bestselling Karla trilogy featuring George Smiley, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a heart-stopping tale of international intrigue.

The man he knew as “Control” is dead, and the young Turks who forced him out now run the Circus. But George Smiley isn’t quite ready for retirement-especially when a pretty, would-be defector surfaces with a shocking accusation: a Soviet mole has penetrated the highest level of British Intelligence. Relying only on his wits and a small, loyal cadre, Smiley recognizes the hand of Karla—his Moscow Centre nemesis—and sets a trap to catch the traitor.

The Oscar-nominated feature film adaptation of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is directed by Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In) and features a cast that includes Gary Oldman as Smiley, Academy Award winner Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), and Tom Hardy (Inception).
With an introduction by the author.

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