Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
by John le Carré
From the New York Times bestselling author of A Legacy of Spies. John le Carré’s new novel, Agent Running in the Field, is coming October 2019.
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.
Categories: Literature & Fiction• Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Reading time: 9 – 10 hours
But if you know nothing about [spy novels], you should start with John Le Carre, of course, and read his first five books. So I would read at least through Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.