The Looking Glass War

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Publisher Description

A Cold War thriller from the master of spy fiction, John le Carré's The Looking Glass War is a gripping story of double-crosses, audacious bluffs and the ever-present threat of nuclear war, and the fourth George Smiley novel

When the Department - faded since the war and busy only with bureaucratic battles - hears rumour of a missile base near the West German border, it seems like the perfect opportunity to regain some political standing in the Intelligence market place. The Cold War is at its height and the Department is dying for a piece of the action.

Swiftly becoming carried away by fear and pride, the Department and her officers send deactivated agent Fred Leiser back into East Germany, armed only with some schoolboy training and his memories of the war. In the land of eloquent silence that is Communist East Germany, Leiser's fate becomes inseparable from the Department's.

'A devastating and tragic record of human, not glamour, spies'
New York Herald Tribune

'A book of rare and great power'
Financial Times

GENRE
Crime & Thrillers
RELEASED
2011
3 November
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
SIZE
1.6
MB

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