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    The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré

In the shadow of the newly erected Berlin Wall, Alec Leamas watches as his last agent is shot dead by East German sentries. For Leamas, the head of Berlin Station, the Cold War is over. As he faces the prospect of retirement or worse--a desk job--Control offers him a unique opportunity for revenge. Assuming the guise of an embittered and dissolute ex-agent, Leamas is set up to trap Mundt, the deputy director of the East German Intelligence Service--with himself as the bait.

Year: 1963
Genre: Cold War Espionage

    The Looking Glass War by John le Carré

It would have been an easy job for the Circus: a can of film couriered from Helsinki to London. In the past the Circus handled all things political, while the Department dealt with matters military. Now, one of their agents is dead, and vital evidence verifying the presence of Soviet missiles near the West German border is gone. John Avery is the Department's younger member and its last hope. Avery must infiltrate the East and restore his masters' former glory.

Year: 1965
Genre: Cold War Espionage

    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 Espionage

    Intrepid's Last Case by William Stevenson

Sir William Stephenson (Intrepid) still stood at the center of events when he and author William Stevenson discussed in the 1980s an investigation into sudden allegations that Intrepid's wartime aide, Dick Ellis, had been both a Soviet mole and a Nazi spy. They concluded that the rumors grew, ironically, from Intrepid's last wartime case involving the first major Soviet intelligence defector of the new atomic age: Igor Gouzenko.

Year: 1983
Genre: Cold War Espionage

    The Company by Robert Littell

The bestselling spy novel The Company lays bare the history and inner workings of the CIA. This critically acclaimed blockbuster from internationally renowned novelist Robert Littell seamlessly weaves together history and fiction to create a multigenerational, wickedly nostalgic saga of the CIA--known as "the Company" to insiders.

Year: 2002
Genre: CIACold War Espionage

    A Legacy of Spies by John le Carré

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. In a story resonating with tension, humor and moral ambivalence, le Carré and his narrator Peter Guillam present the reader with a legacy of unforgettable characters old and new.

Year: 2017
Genre: Cold War Espionage




Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1963The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré Cold War Espionage, George Smiley
1965The Looking Glass War by John le Carré Cold War Espionage, George Smiley
1974Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré Cold War Espionage, Karla Trilogy, George Smiley
1983Intrepid's Last Case by William Stevenson Cold War Espionage, Non-Fiction
2002The Company by Robert Littell CIA, Cold War Espionage
A Novel of the CIA
2017A Legacy of Spies by John le Carré Cold War Espionage, George Smiley





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