'Brilliant. Realistic. Constant suspense ... excellent writing'Observer
It was less an interview than an amiable conversation over a walk in the park. George Smiley had been sent to speak to a high-ranking civil servant after an anonymous tip-off that he was a security risk. It was a formality - and the two men liked each other. Why then, did it apparently drive the poor man to despair And why was he found dead the next day, the victim of an unnecessary suicide
Call for the Dead launched John le Carre's unparalleled career as a novelist and introduces one of fiction's most famous spies - George Smiley, who is both brilliant and unremarkable.
Brilliant. Realistic. Constant suspense . . . excellent writing - Observer
Intelligent, thrilling, surprising . . . makes most cloak-and-dagger stuff taste of cardboard - Sunday Telegraph
John le Carre was born in 1931. His third novel, THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, secured him a wide reputation which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, THE HONOURABLE SCHOOLBOY and SMILEY'S PEOPLE. His other novels include THE CONSTANT GARDENER, A MOST WANTED MAN and OUR KIND OF TRAITOR.