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    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré

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 recognizes the hand of Karla--his Moscow Centre nemesis--and sets a trap to catch the traitor.

Year: 1974
Genre: Cold War

    The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carré

The mole has been eliminated, but the damage wrought has brought the British Secret Service to its knees. George Smiley embarks on a campaign to uncover what Moscow Centre most wants to hide. When the trail goes cold at a Hong Kong gold seam, Smiley dispatches Gerald Westerby to shake the money tree. A part-time operative with cover as a philandering journalist, Westerby insinuates himself into a war-torn world where allegiances--and lives--are bought and sold.

Year: 1977
Genre: Cold War

    Smiley's People by John le Carré

No one at the British Secret Service considers the old spy to be anything except a senile has-been who can't give up the game--until he's shot in the face at point-blank range. Although George Smiley is officially retired, he's summoned to identify the body now bearing Moscow Centre's bloody imprimatur. As he works to unearth his friend's fatal secrets, Smiley heads inexorably toward one final reckoning with Karla--his dark "grail."

Year: 1979
Genre: EspionageMurder Mystery


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YearTitle

1974Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré Cold War, Karla Trilogy, George Smiley
1977The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carré Cold War, Karla Trilogy, George Smiley
1979Smiley's People by John le Carré Murder Mystery, Espionage, Karla Trilogy, George Smiley