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Viewing Entry - Call for the dead (E14377)
by Le Carré, John.

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TitleCall for the dead
Author / Responsible partyLe Carré, John.
GenreSuspense stories, Spy stories.
TopicsSuspense stories, Spy stories. Smiley, George (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Intelligence service -- Great Britain -- Fiction. Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


George Smiley had liked the man and now the man was dead. Suicide. But why? An anonymous letter had alleged that Foreign Office man Samuel Fennan had been a member of the Communist Party as a student before the war. Nothing very unusual for his generation. Smiley had made it clear that the investigation, little more than a routine security check, was over and that the file on Fennan could be closed. Next day, Fennan was dead with a note by his body saying his career was finished and he couldn’t go on. Smiley is baffled. Refusing to believe that Fennan shot himself soon after making a cup of cocoa and asking the exchange to telephone him in the morning, Smiley decides to investigate, only to uncover a murderous conspiracy with its roots in his own secret wartime past.

Additional Information

System control numberE14377
Original Print PublisherLondon : Victor Gollancz, 1961.
Series statementBook 1 of the George Smiley series
Series statement (Book 1 of Series Title)Book 1 of the George Smiley series
Narrator NameMichael Jayston.
Participant or performer noteMichael Jayston.
Narrators GenderMale narrator