Written by John le Carré, (pseudonym for David John Moore Cornwell

Number 8 in George Smiley

Publisher: Coronet
Pages: 352
Genre: Espionage, Thriller, Mystery
Published: 1990-12-25
Original Language: English

Nothing is as it was. Old enemies embrace. The dark staging grounds of the Cold War--whose shadows barely obscure the endless games of espionage--are flooded with light. The rules are rewritten, the stakes changed and the future unfathomable. Ned has worked for the British Intelligence all of his life--a loyal, shrewd officer of the Cold War. Now approaching the end of his career, he revisits his own past. He invites us on a tour of three decades in the Circus, burrowing deep in the world of spies from every corner of the globe. "Le Carre is simply the world's greatest fictional spymaster!"