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A legacy of spies

by Le Carré, John, 1931-

Format: Book on CD 2017
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Summary
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The undisputed master returns with his first Smiley novel in more than twenty-five years--a #1 New York Times bestseller and ideal holiday gift.

Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. 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.

Interweaving past with present so that each may tell its own intense story, John le Carr has spun a single plot as ingenious and thrilling as the two predecessors on which it looks back: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy . In a story resonating with tension, humor and moral ambivalence, le Carr and his narrator Peter Guillam present the reader with a legacy of unforgettable characters old and new.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Longtime le Carré readers have noticed for years the disconnect between the early novels, in which George Smiley, despite his overwhelming sense of moral ambiguity, never stopped believing in the necessity of espionage, and the later novels, in which the intelligence business has been poisoned from within. What, we've often wondered, would the stoop-shouldered Smiley make of today's world? Finally, le Carré gives us the answer, bringing back Smiley to, in effect, stand trial in absentia as the British Secret Service launches a retrospective investigation of Operation Windfall, the events of which were detailed in le Carré's breakthrough novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963).Smiley himself only appears briefly at the end of this tale, leaving his loyal assistant, Peter Guillam, to carry the water through a series of demeaning interviews with the service's new breed of ass-covering flunkies, all on high alert when the threat of legal action erupts. That's not Peter's only problem: the son of Alec Leamas, the spy whose attempt to come in from the cold ended at the Berlin Wall, wants to extract a pound of flesh from Guillam's aging hide. The real focus here, though, is on the past, as Guillam remembers the events of Windfall and its aftermath, giving the ass-coverers one version while agonizing over what really happened and pondering the ultimate Cold War ambiguity: How much of our human feeling can we dispense with in the name of freedom, would you say, before we cease to feel either human or free? Those who have followed le Carrè's career will relish the opportunity to revisit that enduring conundrum. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Spurred by publicity proclaiming the return of George Smiley, spy-novel devotees won't want to miss this one.--Ott, Bill Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Last seen in 1991's The Secret Pilgrim, George Smiley returns in this stunning spy novel from MWA Grand Master le Carré, though it's Peter Guillam, Smiley's devoted assistant from MI6, who takes center stage. Guillam, who's retired to Brittany, is summoned to London to answer questions about allegations of malfeasance in Windfall, an old operation involving a particularly enthusiastic East German source who needed exfiltration to England. The case has reared up because a couple of descendants of Cold War casualties are threatening an expensive and public legal action against the British government. The story of Windfall comes out through interrogations, old files, and Guillam's memories. The result is both a riveting reprise of the Smiley novels and a new articulation of le Carré's theme: spying is as morally bankrupt as the ideologies it serves. Readers familiar with le Carré will recognize allusions everywhere; those who aren't won't be left out, given the power of the storytelling and le Carré's inimitable prose. He can convey a character in a sentence, land an emotional insight in the smallest phrase-and demolish an ideology in a paragraph. Agent: Jonny Geller, Curtis Brown. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Smiley, George -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Intelligence service -- Great Britain -- Fiction.
Intelligence officers -- England -- Fiction.
Cold War -- Fiction.
Intelligence officers -- Fiction.
Spy fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Audiobooks.
Publisher New York, NY :2017
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Hollander, Tom, 1967- narrator.
Penguin Audio (Firm), publisher.
Books on Tape, Inc., publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Tom Hollander.
Language English
Notes Title from disc label.
Description 7 audio discs (8 1/2 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780525498520
9780525498506
0525498508
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