Featuring George Smiley, this New York Times bestseller is the first installment in John le Carré’s acclaimed Karla Trilogy.
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 recognises the hand of Karla – his Moscow Centre nemesis – and sets a trap to catch the traitor.
Now a successsful movie released by Working Title, directed by Thomas Alfredson and starring Gary Oldman as George Smiley.