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by le Carré, John

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TitleThe spy who came in from the cold
Author / Responsible partyle Carré, John
GenreSpy stories.
TopicsSpy stories. Smiley, George (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Intelligence officers -- England -- Fiction. Cold War -- Fiction. Berlin (Germany) -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


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. In the background is George Smiley, ready to make the game play out just as Control wants. Setting a standard that has never been surpassed, "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold" is a devastating tale of duplicity and espionage.

Additional Information

System control numberE11928
Original Print PublisherNew York : Coward-McCann, 1964.
Narrator NameMichael Jayston.
Participant or performer noteMichael Jayston.
Narrators GenderMale narrator