Thorndike Press

A Legacy of Spies

  • John le Carre
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  • ISBN-10: 0525501304
  • ISBN-13: 9780525501305
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: .95 lbs ( .43 kgs)
  • Paperback
  • Published/Released September 2017

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A #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London, and involved such characters as Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley and Peter Guillam himself, are to be scrutinized by a generation with no memory of the Cold War and no patience with its justifications.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“[Le Carré] can convey a character in a sentence, land an emotional insight in [a] phrase & demolish an ideology in a paragraph.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Any reader who knows le Carré's earlier work, and quite a few who don't, will assume that any attempt to second-guess the mandarins of the Service will backfire. The miracle is that the author can revisit his best-known story and discover layer upon layer of fresh deception beneath it.”

— Kirkus Reviews