John le Carré

1 The Looking Glass War

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  1975-07-26
Description :  <b>From the&#xa0;<i>New York Times</i>&#xa0;bestselling&#xa0;author of&#xa0;<i>Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy</i>;&#xa0;<i>Our Kind of Traitor</i>; and&#xa0;<b><i>A Legacy of Spies.</i></b></b><br /><br /> <i>"You are either good or bad, and both are dangerous."</i><br /><br /> 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. But the Department has been moribund since the War, its resources siphoned away. 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. Charged with handling Fred Leiser, a German-speaking Pole left over from the War, Avery must infiltrate the East and restore his masters' former glory.<br />John le Carre's&#xa0;<i>The Looking Glass War&#xa0;</i>is a scorching portrayal of misplaced loyalties and innocence lost.<br /><br /> With an introduction by the author.

2 Call for the Dead

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2012-10-02
Description :  <b>From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling <b>author of&#xa0;<i>Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy</i>;&#xa0;<i>The Spy Who Came in from the Cold</i>; and&#xa0;<i>The Night Manager</i>, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston.&#xa0;<b>John le Carré’s latest novel<i>, A Legacy of Spies,</i>&#xa0;is now available.</b></b></b><br /><br /> <i>"Go back to Whitehall and look for more spies on your drawing boards."</i><br />George Smiley is no one's idea of a spy—which is perhaps why he's such a natural. But Smiley apparently made a mistake. After a routine security interview, he concluded that the affable Samuel Fennan had nothing to hide. Why, then, did the man from the Foreign Office shoot himself in the head only hours later? Or did he?<br /><br />The heart-stopping tale of intrigue that launched both novelist and spy,&#xa0;<i>Call for the Dead</i>&#xa0;is an essential introduction to le Carré's chillingly amoral universe.

3 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2011-06-07
Description :  <b><b><b><b><b>From the&#xa0;<i>New York Times</i>&#xa0;bestselling&#xa0;<b>author of&#xa0;&#xa0;<i>The Spy Who Came in from the Cold</i>; and&#xa0;<i>The Night Manager</i>, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston.&#xa0;<b>John le Carré’s new novel<i>, A Legacy of Spies,</i>&#xa0;is now available.</b></b></b></b></b></b></b><br /><br />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.<br />&#xa0;<br />The Oscar-nominated feature film adaptation of&#xa0;<i>Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy</i>&#xa0;is directed by Tomas Alfredson (<i>Let the Right One In</i>) and features Gary Oldman as Smiley, Academy Award winner Colin Firth (<i>The King's Speech</i>), and Tom Hardy (<i>Inception</i>).<br />&#xa0;<br />With an introduction by the author.

4 A Legacy of Spies

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2017-09-05
Description :  <b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER<br /><br />The undisputed master returns with a riveting new book—his first Smiley novel in more than twenty-five years&#xa0;</b><br /><br />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.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Interweaving past with present so that each may tell its own intense story, John le Carré has spun a single plot as ingenious and thrilling as the two predecessors on which it looks back:&#xa0;<i>The Spy Who Came in from the Cold</i>&#xa0;and&#xa0;<i>Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy</i>. 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.

5 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-01-18
Description :  <b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b>From the&#xa0;<i>New York Times</i>&#xa0;bestselling&#xa0;<b>author of&#xa0;<i>Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy</i>; <i>Our Kind of Traitor</i>; and&#xa0;<i>The Night Manager</i>, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston.&#xa0;<b>John le Carré’s new novel<i>, A Legacy of Spies,</i>&#xa0;is now available.</b></b></b></b></b></b></b></b></b></b><br /><br />The 50th-anniversary edition of the bestselling novel that launched John le Carré’s career worldwide </b><br /><br /> 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.<br /><br /> Setting a standard that has never been surpassed, <i>The Spy Who Came in from the Cold</i> is a devastating tale of duplicity and espionage.

6 Our Kind of Traitor

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2010-10-12
Description :  <b>From the&#xa0;<i>New York Times</i>&#xa0;bestselling&#xa0;author of&#xa0;<i>Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy&#xa0;</i>and&#xa0;<i>The Night Manager</i>, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston.&#xa0;<b>John le Carré’s latest novel<i>, A Legacy of Spies,</i>&#xa0;is now available.</b></b><br /><br /> In this exquisitely told novel, John le Carré shows us once again his acute understanding of the world we live in and where power really lies.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> In the wake of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and with Britain on the brink of economic ruin, a young English couple takes a vacation in Antigua. There they meet Dima, a Russian who styles himself the world’s Number One money-launderer and who wants, among other things, a game of tennis. Back in London, the couple is subjected to an interrogation by the British Secret service who also need their help. Their acquiescence will lead them on a precarious journey through Paris to a safe house in Switzerland, helpless pawns in a game of nations that reveals the unholy alliances between the Russian mafia, the City of London, the government and the competing factions of the British Secret Service.

7 The Honourable Schoolboy

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2011-06-07
Description :  <b>From the&#xa0;<i>New York Times</i>&#xa0;bestselling&#xa0;author of&#xa0;<i>Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy</i>;&#xa0;<i>Our Kind of Traitor</i>; and&#xa0;<i>The Night Manager</i>, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston.&#xa0;<b>John le Carré’s new novel<i>, A Legacy of Spies,</i>&#xa0;is now available.</b></b><br /><br /> <i>As the fall of Saigon looms, master spy George Smiley must outmaneuver his Soviet counterpart on a battlefield that neither can afford to lose.</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> The mole has been eliminated, but the damage wrought has brought the British Secret Service to its knees. Given the charge of the gravely compromised Circus, George Smiley embarks on a campaign to uncover what Moscow Centre most wants to hide. When the trail goes cold at a Hong Kong gold seam, Smiley dispatches Gerald Westerby to shake the money tree. A part-time operative with cover as a philandering journalist, Westerby insinuates himself into a war-torn world where allegiances—and lives—are bought and sold.<br /><br />Brilliantly plotted and morally complex, The Honourable Schoolboy is the second installment of John&#xa0;le Carré's renowned Karla triology and a riveting portrayal of postcolonial espionage.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> With an introduction by the author.

8 The Night Manager

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1994-06-01
Description :  <b>Now an AMC miniseries • The acclaimed novel from the&#xa0;#1 <i>New York Times</i>&#xa0;bestselling&#xa0;author of&#xa0;<i>A Legacy of Spies</i> and <i>Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy</i></b><br /><br /> John le Carré, the legendary author of sophisticated spy thrillers, is at the top of his game in this classic novel of a world in chaos. With the Cold War over, a new era of espionage has begun. In the power vacuum left by the Soviet Union, arms dealers and drug smugglers have risen to immense influence and wealth. The sinister master of them all is Richard Onslow Roper, the charming, ruthless Englishman whose operation seems untouchable.<b><i> </i></b>Slipping into this maze of peril is Jonathan Pine, a former British soldier who’s currently the night manager of a posh hotel in Zurich. Having learned to hate and fear Roper more than any man on earth, Pine is willing to do whatever it takes to help the agents at Whitehall bring him down—and personal vengeance is only part of the reason why.<br /><br /> <b>Praise for <i>The Night Manager</i></b><br /><br /> “A splendidly exciting, finely told story . . . masterly in its conception.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br /> “Intrigue of the highest order.”<b>—<i>Chicago Sun-Times</i></b><br /><br /> “Richly detailed and rigorously researched . . . Le Carré’s gift for building tension through character has never been better realized.”<b>—<i>People</i></b><br /><br /> “Grimly fascinating, often nerve-wracking, and impossible to put down.”<b>—<i>Boston Herald</i></b>

9 The Constant Gardener

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2005-08-01
Description :  Frightening, heartbreaking, and exquisitely calibrated, John le Carré's new novel opens with the gruesome murder of the young and beautiful Tessa Quayle near northern Kenya's Lake Turkana, the birthplace of mankind. Her putative African lover and traveling companion, a doctor with one of the aid agencies, has vanished from the scene of the crime. Tessa's much older husband, Justin, a career diplomat at the British High Commission in Nairobi, sets out on a personal odyssey in pursuit of the killers and their motive. <br /> A master chronicler of the deceptions and betrayals of ordinary people caught in political conflict, le Carré portrays, in <i>The Constant Gardener,</i> the dark side of unbridled capitalism. His eighteenth novel is also the profoundly moving story of a man whom tragedy elevates. Justin Quayle, amateur gardener and ineffectual bureaucrat, seemingly oblivious to his wife's cause, discovers his own resources and the extraordinary courage of the woman he barely had time to love. <br /> <i>The Constant Gardener</i> is a magnificent exploration of the new world order by one of the most compelling and elegant storytellers of our time.

10 Smiley's People

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2011-06-28
Description :  <b><b>From the&#xa0;<i>New York Times</i>&#xa0;bestselling&#xa0;author of&#xa0;<i>Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy</i>;&#xa0;<i>Our Kind of Traitor</i>; and&#xa0;<i>The Night Manager</i>, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston.&#xa0;<b>John le Carré’s new novel<i>, A Legacy of Spies,</i>&#xa0;is now available.</b></b><br /></b><br /><i>Tell Max that it concerns the Sandman</i>…<br /><br />A very junior agent answers Vladimir’s call, but it could have been the Chief of the Circus himself. No one at the British Secret Service considers the old spy to be anything except a senile has-been who can’t give up the game—until he’s shot in the face at point-blank range. Although George Smiley (code name: Max) is officially retired, he’s summoned to identify the body now bearing Moscow Centre’s bloody imprimatur. As he works to unearth his friend’s fatal secrets, Smiley heads inexorably toward one final reckoning with Karla—his dark “grail.”<br /><br />In <i>Smiley’s People</i>, master storyteller and <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>The Spy Who Came in from the Cold </i>and <i>Our Kind of Traitor</i> John le Carré brings his acclaimed Karla Trilogy, to its unforgettable, spellbinding conclusion.<br /><br />With an introduction by the author.<br />

11 A Murder of Quality

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  British Detectives  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-10-02
Description :  <b>From the&#xa0;<i>New York Times</i>&#xa0;bestselling&#xa0;author of&#xa0;<i>Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy</i>;&#xa0;<i>Our Kind of Traitor</i>; and&#xa0;<i>The Night Manager</i>, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston.&#xa0;John le Carré’s new novel<i>, A Legacy of Spies,</i>&#xa0;is now available.</b><br /><br /> <i>"Fielding and Jebedee were dead, Steed-Asprey vanished. Smiley—where was he?"</i><br /><br /> John le Carré's second novel, <i>A Murder of Quality</i>, offers an exquisite, satirical look at an elite private school as it chronicles the early development of George Smiley.<br />Miss Ailsa Brimley is in a quandary. She's received a peculiar letter from Mrs. Stella Rode, saying that she fears her husband—an assistant master at Carne School—is trying to kill her. Reluctant to go to the police, Miss Brimley calls upon her old wartime colleague, George Smiley. Unfortunately, it's too late. Mrs. Rode has just been murdered. As Smiley takes up the investigation, he realizes that in life—as in espionage—nothing is quite what it appears.

12 The Pigeon Tunnel

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Politics & Current Events 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2016-09-06
Description :  <b><b>“Recounted with the storytelling élan of a master raconteur — by turns dramatic and funny, charming, tart and melancholy.” -Michiko Kakutani,&#xa0;<i>The New York Times</i></b><br /><br />The <i>New York Times </i>bestselling memoir from John le Carré, the legendary author of <i>Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy</i>;&#xa0;<i>The Spy Who Came in from the Cold</i>; and&#xa0;<i>The Night Manager</i>, now an Emmy-nominated television series starring Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie.&#xa0;<b>John le Carré’s new novel<i>, A Legacy of Spies,</i>&#xa0;is now available.</b></b><br /><br />From his years serving in British Intelligence during the Cold War, to a career as a writer that took him from war-torn Cambodia to Beirut on the cusp of the 1982 Israeli invasion to Russia before and after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, le Carré&#xa0;has always written from the heart of modern times.&#xa0;In this, his first memoir,&#xa0;le Carré is as funny as he is incisive, reading into the events he witnesses the same moral ambiguity with which he imbues his novels. Whether he's writing about the parrot at a Beirut hotel that could perfectly mimic machine gun fire or the opening bars of Beethoven’s Fifth; visiting Rwanda’s museums of the unburied dead in the aftermath of the genocide; celebrating New Year’s Eve 1982 with Yasser Arafat and his high command; interviewing a German woman terrorist in her desert prison in the Negev; listening to the wisdoms of the great physicist, dissident, and Nobel Prize winner Andrei Sakharov; meeting with two former heads of the KGB; watching Alec Guinness prepare for his role as George Smiley in the legendary BBC TV adaptations of&#xa0;<i>Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy</i>&#xa0;and <i>Smiley’s People</i>; or describing the female aid worker who inspired the main character in&#xa0;<i>The Constant Gardener</i>, le Carré endows each happening with vividness and humor, now making us laugh out loud, now inviting us to think anew about events and people we believed we understood.<br /><br /> Best of all, le Carré gives us a glimpse of a writer’s journey over more than six decades, and his own hunt for the human spark that has given so much life and heart to his fictional characters.

13 A Perfect Spy

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2011-07-20
Description :  <b>From the&#xa0;<i>New York Times</i>&#xa0;bestselling&#xa0;author of&#xa0;<i>Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy</i>;&#xa0;<i>Our Kind of Traitor</i>; and&#xa0;<i>The Night Manager</i>, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston.&#xa0;<b>John le Carré’s new novel<i>, A Legacy of Spies,</i>&#xa0;is now available.</b></b><br /><br /> Over the course of his seemingly irreproachable life, Magnus Pym has been all things to all people: a devoted family man, a trusted colleague, a loyal friend—and the perfect spy. But in the wake of his estranged father’s death, Magnus vanishes, and the British Secret Service is up in arms. Is it grief, or is the reason for his disappearance more sinister? And who is the mysterious man with the sad moustache who also seems to be looking for Magnus?<br /> &#xa0;<br /> In <i>A Perfect Spy</i>, John le Carré has crafted one of his crowning masterpieces, interweaving a moving and unusual coming-of-age story with a morally tangled chronicle of modern espionage.

14 The Karla Trilogy Digital Collection Featuring George Smiley

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $35.99
Release Date :  2011-12-06
Description :  <b><i>TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY<br /></i></b><br />The first novel in John le Carré's celebrated and New York Times bestselling Karla trilogy featuring George Smiley, <i>Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy</i> is a heart-stopping tale of international intrigue.<br /><br /> 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.<br /><br /> <i><b>THE HONOURABLE SCHOOLBOY<br /></b></i><br /> As the fall of Saigon looms, master spy George Smiley must outmaneuver his Soviet counterpart on a battlefield that neither can afford to lose.<br />The mole has been eliminated, but the damage wrought has brought the British Secret Service to its knees. Given the charge of the gravely compromised Circus, George Smiley embarks on a campaign to uncover what Moscow Centre most wants to hide. When the trail goes cold at a Hong Kong gold seam, Smiley dispatches Gerald Westerby to shake the money tree. A part-time operative with cover as a philandering journalist, Westerby insinuates himself into a war-torn world where allegiances—and lives—are bought and sold.<br /><br />Brilliantly plotted and morally complex, <i>The Honourable Schoolboy</i> is the second installment of John le Carré’s renowned and <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Karla Trilogy, the follow-up to <i>Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy</i>.<br /><br /> <i><b>SMILEY'S PEOPLE<br /></b></i><br /> Tell Max that it concerns the Sandman…<br />A very junior agent answers Vladimir’s call, but it could have been the Chief of the Circus himself. No one at the British Secret Service considers the old spy to be anything except a senile has-been who can’t give up the game—until he’s shot in the face at point-blank range. Although George Smiley (code name: Max) is officially retired, he’s summoned to identify the body now bearing Moscow Centre’s bloody imprimatur. As he works to unearth his friend’s fatal secrets, Smiley heads inexorably toward one final reckoning with Karla—his dark “grail.”<br /><br />In <i>Smiley’s People</i>, master storyteller and <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Spy Who Came in from the Cold</i> and <i>Our Kind of Traitor</i> John le Carré brings his acclaimed Karla Trilogy, to its unforgettable, spellbinding conclusion.<br /><b><b><br />John le Carré’s memoir,&#xa0;<i>The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life,</i>&#xa0;will be available from Viking in September 2016</b></b>

15 The Little Drummer Girl

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  1991-06-01
Description :  <b>From the&#xa0;<i>New York Times</i>&#xa0;bestselling author of&#xa0;<i>A Delicate Truth</i>&#xa0;and&#xa0;<i>Our Kind of Traitor&#xa0;</i>is now a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor<br /><br />John le Carré’s memoir,&#xa0;<i>The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life,</i>&#xa0;will be available from Viking in September 2016</b><br /><br />Charlie is a promiscuous, unsuccessful English actress in her twenties. Intrigued by a handsome, solitary stranger, she finds herself lured into the “theatre of the real.” For the mysterious man is Kurtz, an embattled Israeli intelligence officer out to stop the bombing of Jews in Europe. Forced to play her most challenging role, Charlie is plunged into a deceptive and delicate trap set to ensnare an elusive Palestinian terrorist … and soon proves herself a double agent of the highest order.

16 The Mission Song

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2006-09-01
Description :  <b>Full of politics, heart, and the sort of suspense that nobody in the world does better, <i>The Mission Song</i> turns John Le Carre's laser eye for the complexity of the modern world on turmoil and conspiracy in Africa.</b><br />Abandoned by both his Irish father and Congolese mother, Bruno Salvador has long looked for someone to guide his life. He has found it in Mr. Anderson of British Intelligence. Bruno's African upbringing, and fluency in numerous African languages, has made him a top interpreter in London, useful to businesses, hospitals, diplomats--and spies. Working for Anderson in a clandestine facility known as the "Chat Room," Salvo (as he's known) translates intercepted phone calls, bugged recordings, and snatched voice mail messages.<br />When Anderson sends him to a mysterious island to interpret during a secret conference between Central African warlords, Bruno thinks he is helping Britain bring peace to a bloody corner of the world. But then he hears something he should not have...<br />By turns thriller, love story, and comic allegory of our times, <i>The Mission Song</i> is a crowning achievement, recounting an interpreter's heroically naive journey out of the dark of Western hypocrisy and into the heart of lightness.

17 A Small Town in Germany

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2013-03-05
Description :  <b><b><b><b><b><b>From the&#xa0;<i>New York Times</i>&#xa0;bestselling&#xa0;<b>author of&#xa0;<i>Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy</i>;&#xa0;<i>The Spy Who Came in from the Cold</i>; and&#xa0;<i>The Night Manager</i>, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston.&#xa0;<b>John le Carré’s new novel<i>, A Legacy of Spies,</i>&#xa0;is now available.</b></b></b></b></b></b></b></b><br /><br /> <i>"Haven't you realized that only appearances matter?"</i><br /><br /> The British Embassy in Bonn is up in arms. Her Majesty's financially troubled government is seeking admission to Europe's Common Market just as anti-British factions are rising to power in Germany. Rioters are demanding reunification, and the last thing the Crown can afford is a scandal. Then Leo Harting—an embassy nobody—goes missing with a case full of confidential files. London sends Alan Turner to control the damage, but he soon realizes that neither side really wants Leo found—alive.<br />Set against the threat of a German-Soviet alliance, John le Carré's <i>A Small Town</i> <i>in Germany</i> is a superb chronicle of Cold War paranoia and political compromise.<br /><br /> With an introduction by the author.

18 Absolute Friends

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2004-01-12
Description :  A ferocious new novel from the master: when a man's good heart is his worst enemy ... By chance and not by choice, Ted Mundy, eternal striver, failed writer, and expatriate son of a British Army officer, used to be a spy. But that was in the good old Cold War days, when a cinder-block wall divided Berlin and the enemy was easy to recognize. Today, Mundy is a down-at-the-heels tour guide in southern Germany, dodging creditors, supporting a new family, and keeping an eye out for trouble while in spare moments vigorously questioning the actions of the country he once bravely served. And trouble finds him, as it has before, in the shape of an old German student friend, radical, and onetime fellow spy, the crippled Sasha, seeker after absolutes, dreamer, and chaos addict. After years of trawling the Middle East and Asia as an itinerant university lecturer, Sasha has yet again discovered the true, the only, answer to life-this time in the form of a mysterious billionaire philanthropist named Dimitri. Thanks to Dimitri, both Mundy and Sasha will find a path out of poverty, and with it their chance to change a world that both believe is going to the devil. Or will they? Who is Dimitri? Why does Dimitri's gold pour in from mysterious Middle Eastern bank accounts? And why does his apparently noble venture reek less of starry idealism than of treachery and fear? Some gifts are too expensive to accept. Could this be one of them? With a cooler head than Sasha's, Mundy is inclined to think it could. In Absolute Friends, John le Carre delivers the masterpiece he has been building to since the fall of communism: an epic tale of loyalty and betrayal that spans the lives of two friends from the riot-torn West Berlin of the 1960s to the grimy looking-glass of Cold War Europe to the present day of terrorism and new alliances. This is the novel le Carre fans have been waiting for, a brilliant, ferocious, heartbreaking work for the ages.

19 The Tailor of Panama

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  1996-10-14
Description :  <b><b><b>From the&#xa0;#1&#xa0;<i>New York Times</i>&#xa0;bestselling&#xa0;author of&#xa0;<i>A Legacy of Spies</i>&#xa0;and&#xa0;<i>The Night Manager</i>, now an AMC miniseries<br /></b></b></b><br /> He is Harry Pendel: Exclusive tailor to Panama’s most powerful men. Informant to British Intelligence. The perfect spy in a country rife with corruption and revolution. What his “handlers” don’t realize is that Harry has a hidden agenda of his own. Deceiving his friends, his wife, and practically himself, he’ll weave a plot so fabulous it exceeds his own vivid imagination. But when events start to spin out of control, Harry is suddenly in over his head—thrown into a lethal maze of politics and espionage, with unthinkable consequences. . . .&#xa0;<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Tailor of Panama</i></b><br /><br />“Entertaining . . . a riotous, readable novel . . . A worthy successor to Graham Greene’s most wicked entertainments.”<b><b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b></b><br /><br />“Riveting . . . Le Carré has cut another masterpiece.”<b>—<i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br /><br /> “What makes le Carré the reigning grand master of espionage fiction? . . . Craft, certainly; he maintains an almost magnificent control of material, pace, dialogue, characterization.”<b>—<i>The Baltimore Sun</i></b><br /><br /> “Brilliant . . . Le Carré remains fair in front of his field, a startlingly up-to-date storyteller who writes as well about the shadows around the power elite as anyone alive.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly </i>(starred review)</b>

20 Our Game

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1995-02-26
Description :  <b>From the&#xa0;#1&#xa0;<i>New York Times</i>&#xa0;bestselling&#xa0;author of&#xa0;<i>A Legacy of Spies</i>&#xa0;and&#xa0;<i>The Night Manager</i>, now an AMC miniseries</b><br /><br /> With the Cold War fought and won, British spymaster Tim Cranmer accepts early retirement to rural England and a new life with his alluring young mistress, Emma. But when both Emma and Cranmer’s star double agent and lifelong rival, Larry Pettifer, disappear, Cranmer is suddenly on the run, searching for his brilliant protégé, desperately eluding his former colleagues, in a frantic journey across Europe and into the lawless, battered landscapes of Moscow and southern Russia, to save whatever of his life he has left. . . .&#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>Our Game</i></b><br /><br />“As thrilling as le Carré gets . . . The novel has the heartstop duplicity of&#xa0;<i>A Perfect Spy</i>&#xa0;and some of the outraged honor of&#xa0;<i>The Night Manager</i>&#xa0;and&#xa0;<i>The Little Drummer Girl</i>.”<b>—<i>The Boston Globe</i></b><br /><br /> “Furious in action . . . takes us by the neck on page one and never lets go.”<b>—<i>Chicago Sun-Times</i></b><br /><br /> “Irresistible . . . a sinuous plot, leisurely introduced, whose coils become increasingly constricting. There is crisp, intelligent dialogue, much of it riding an undercurrent of menace. And there is a hero who does not see himself as heroic but who struggles with inner demons as much as with the forces arrayed against him.”<b>—<i>Time</i></b><br /><br /> “Gripping.”<b>—<i>The Christian Science Monitor</i></b>

21 The Book of Spies

Author : Alan Furst, Anthony Burgess, John Steinbeck, John le Carré & Rebecca West
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2003-05-13
Description :  <b>An anthology of the world’s best literary espionage, selected by a contemporary master of the genre, Alan Furst.</b><br /><br />Here is an extraordinary collection of work from some of the finest novelists of the twentieth century. Inspired by the politics of tyranny or war, each of these writers chose the base elements of spy fiction—highly evolved spy fiction—as the framework for a literary novel. Thus Alan Furst offers a diverse array of selections that combine raw excitement and intellectual sophistication in an expertly guided tour of the dark world of clandestine conflict.<br /><br />These are not just stories of professional intelligence officers. We meet diplomats, political police, <i>agents provocateurs</i>, secret operatives, resistance fighters, and assassins—players in the Great Game, or victims of the Cold War. <i>The Book of Spies</i> brings us the aristocratic intrigues of <i>The Scarlet Pimpernel</i>, in which French émigrés duel with Robespierre’s secret service; the savage political realities of the 1930s in Eric Ambler’s classic <i>A Coffin for Dimitrios;</i> the ordinary citizens (well, almost) of John le Carré’s <i>The Russia House</i>, who are drawn into Cold War spy games; and the 1950s Vietnam of Graham Greene’s <i>The Quiet American</i>, with its portrait of American idealism and duplicity. <br /><br />Drawing on acknowledged classics and rediscovered treasures, Alan Furst’s <i>The Book of Spies</i> delivers literate entertainment and excitement on every page.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

22 A Spy Among Friends

Author : Ben Macintyre & John le Carré
Genre :  History  Books  Europe  Nonfiction  True Crime 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2014-07-29
Description :  <b>Master storyteller Ben Macintyre’s most ambitious work to date brings to life the&#xa0;twentieth century’s greatest spy story.</b><br /><br />Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain’s counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War—while he was secretly working for the enemy. And nobody thought he knew Philby like Nicholas Elliott, Philby’s best friend and fellow officer in MI6. The two men had gone to the same schools, belonged to the same exclusive clubs, grown close through the crucible of wartime intelligence work and long nights of drink and revelry. It was madness for one to think the other might be a communist spy, bent on subverting Western values and the power of the free world.<br />&#xa0;<br />But Philby was secretly betraying his friend. Every word Elliott breathed to Philby was transmitted back to Moscow—and not just Elliott’s words, for in America, Philby had made another powerful friend: James Jesus Angleton, the crafty, paranoid head of CIA counterintelligence. Angleton's and Elliott’s unwitting disclosures helped Philby sink almost every&#xa0;important Anglo-American spy operation for twenty years, leading countless operatives to their doom. Even as the web of suspicion closed around him, and Philby was driven to greater lies to protect his cover, his two friends never abandoned him—until it was too late. The stunning truth of his betrayal would have devastating consequences on the two men who thought they knew him best, and on the intelligence services he left crippled in his wake.<br />&#xa0;<br />Told with heart-pounding suspense and keen psychological insight, and based on personal papers and never-before-seen British intelligence files, <i>A Spy Among Friends</i> is Ben Macintyre’s best book yet, a high-water mark in Cold War history telling.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

23 A Delicate Truth

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2013-05-07
Description :  <b>From the&#xa0;<i>New York Times</i>&#xa0;bestselling&#xa0;author of&#xa0;<i>Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy</i>;&#xa0;<i>The Spy Who Came in from the Cold</i>; and&#xa0;<i>The Night Manager</i>, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston.&#xa0;<br /><br />John le Carré’s new novel<i>, A Legacy of Spies,</i>&#xa0;is now available from Viking.</b><br /><br />"A novel that beckons us beyond any and all expectations."—Jonathan Yardley, <i>The Washington Post</i><br /><br />A counter-terrorist operation, code-named <i>Wildlife</i>, is being mounted on the British crown colony of Gibraltar.&#xa0; Its purpose: to capture and abduct a high-value jihadist arms buyer. Its authors: an ambitious Foreign Office Minister, a private defense contractor who is also his bosom friend, and a shady American CIA operative of the evangelical far-right. So delicate is the operation that even the Minister’s personal private secretary, Toby Bell, is not cleared for it.<br /><br /> Three years later, a disgraced Special Forces Soldier delivers a message from the dead. Was <i>Operation Wildlife</i> the success it was cracked up to be—or a human tragedy that was ruthlessly covered up? Summoned by Sir Christopher “Kit” Probyn, retired British diplomat, to his decaying Cornish manor house, and closely observed by Kit’s daughter, Emily, Toby must choose between his conscience and duty to his Service. If the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing, how can he keep silent?

24 The Night Manager: The Insider's Guide

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  TV  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2015-04-13
Description :  THE NIGHT MANAGER: The Insider’s Guide<br /><br /> In Cairo at the height of the Arab Spring, hotel night manager Jonathan Pine receives a plea for help from the beautiful Sophie Alekan; she has evidence of an arms deal that could crush the popular uprising. Compelled to intervene, Pine contacts the British Embassy, but in doing so is unwittingly drawn into the terrifying world of ruthless arms dealer, Richard Roper.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Angela Burr is a UK government enforcement agent, intent on bringing down Roper’s empire. But a leak of Sophie Alekan’s evidence triggers a chain of events that ends in tragedy, despite Angela Burr’s attempts to intervene.<br /><br /> Four years later, Pine reconnects with Angela Burr. Together, they forge a plan to bring Roper down. But Pine must survive on his wits alone in a struggle with his sworn enemy, whilst Burr must weigh up the value of one life against her determination to take down the worst man in the world.<br /><br /> <i>The Night Manager: The Insider’s Guide</i> provides a unique insight into the complex process of bringing John le Carré’s acclaimed novel to the screen. It includes pieces by John le Carré, Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston and other key members of the cast, alongside contributions from the crew and real-world experts, with clips and stills from the series and from behind the scenes, to form an essential companion to this landmark television series.&#xa0;<br /><br /> <i>The Night Manager: The Insider’s Guide</i> includes:&#xa0;<br /><br /> • An essay by John le Carré, with supporting video footage, in which he explains his involvement in the process of bringing <i>The Night Manager</i> to the screen, and reflects on previous adaptations of his work. There are pages from his original handwritten manuscripts for <i>The Night Manager</i>, previously unseen and exclusively included here.<br /><br /> • The opening chapter of <i>The Night Manager</i>, le Carré’s 1993 novel.<br /><br /> • A piece by Hugh Laurie, written exclusively for the iBook, where he describes his love of the book and how he inhabits the character of Richard Roper – ‘the worst man in the world’.<br /><br /> • An article by Tom Hiddleston exploring the complexities of le Carré’s work, and explaining how he became Jonathan Pine, the Night Manager.<br /><br /> • A specially-commissioned article and video by the director of <i>The Night Manager, </i>Oscar™-winner Susanne Bier.<br /><br /> • A reflection by David Farr, the show’s screenwriter, on adapting the novel, and on working with John le Carré.<br /><br /> • A piece in which one of the executive producers of the show<i>,</i> <i>Spooks </i>creator Stephen Garrett, interrogates the parallels that exist between the worlds of the spy, the con man and the actor.<br /><br /> • Extensive and exclusive insights from the team that brought the book to the screen, in which the producers, the production designer, the costume designer and the cinematographer describe their approach and experiences creating the series – all with supporting pictures, drawings, images and clips.<br /><br /> • Specially commissioned articles and audio interviews by Andrew Feinstein, expert on the international arms trade, and Federico Varese, professor of criminology at Oxford (who was a consultant on the series). They uncover the history and activities of the arms dealers who are the real-world counterparts to Richard Roper. The chapter also includes interviews with Journalist and Broadcaster Gordon Corera, and author Matthew Dunn, who talk about this murky world and its key players.<br /><br /> • A gallery of the characters who feature in <i>The Night Manager: “</i>Welcome to the family”<br /><br /> <i>“It’s been one of the unexpected miracles of my writing life: a novel I had written more than twenty years ago, buried deep in the archive of a major movie company that had bought the rights but never got around to making the movie, suddenly spirited back to life and re-told for our times. And how! </i>“ John le Carré, London. January 2016

25 A Most Wanted Man

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2008-10-07
Description :  <b>Now a major film starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, and Robin Wright—the acclaimed bestselling novel about spies in “The War on Terror.”</b><br /><br />A half-starved young Russian man in a long black overcoat is smuggled into Hamburg at dead of night. He has an improbable amount of cash secreted in a purse around his neck. He is a devout Muslim. Or is he? He says his name is Issa.<br /><br />Annabel, an idealistic young German civil rights lawyer, determines to save Issa from deportation. Soon her client’s survival becomes more important to her than her own career—or safety. In pursuit of Issa’s mysterious past, she confronts the incongruous Tommy Brue, the sixty-year-old scion of Brue Frères, a failing British bank based in Hamburg.<br /><br />Annabel, Issa, and Brue form an unlikely alliance—and a triangle of impossible loves is born. Meanwhile, sensing a sure kill in the “War on Terror,” the rival spies of Germany, England, and America converge upon the innocents.<br /><br />Thrilling, compassionate, with characters you’ll never forget, <i>A Most Wanted Man</i> is a work of deep humanity and uncommon relevance to our times.

26 The Secret Pilgrim

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1992-11-23
Description :  <b>The acclaimed novel featuring George Smiley, from the&#xa0;#1 <i>New York Times</i>&#xa0;bestselling&#xa0;author of <i>A Legacy of Spies </i>and&#xa0;<i>The Night Manager</i>, now an AMC miniseries</b><br />&#xa0;<br /> The rules of the game, and of the world, have changed. Old enemies now yield to glasnost and perestroika. The killing shadows of the Cold War are flooded with light. The future is unfathomable.&#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;<br /> To train new spies for this uncertain future, one must show them the past. Enter the man called Ned, the loyal and shrewd veteran of the Circus. With the inspiration of his inscrutable mentor George Smiley, Ned thrills all as he recounts forty exhilarating years of Cold War espionage across Europe and the Far East—an electrifying, clandestine tour of honorable old knights and notorious traitors, triumph and failure, passion and hate, suspicion, sudden death, and old secrets that haunt us still.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for <i>The Secret Pilgrim</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br />“Intriguing . . . magisterial . . . The many ingredients are skillfully marshaled. . . . Lucidly and elegantly controlled.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br />&#xa0;<br /> “Scorching . . . fascinating . . . seductive . . . a dazzler.”<b>—<i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Powerful . . . a highly absorbing tale.”<b>—<i>Newsday</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Extraordinary.”<b>—<i>USA Today</i></b>

27 Una verdad delicada

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2013-10-03
Description :  <b>En 2008 tuvo lugar una operación secreta antiterrorista en Gibraltar. La versión oficial fue que todo salió bien: años después se descubre que no fue exactamente así.</b><br /><br />En Gibraltar, la más preciada colonia del Reino Unido, se organiza una operación contraterrorista cuyo nombre en clave es Fauna. Su finalidad: capturar y secuestrar a un valiosísimo traficante de armas yihadista. Sus autores: un ambicioso ministro del Foreign Office, junto con un contratista de defensa privado que, además, es íntimo amigo suyo. Tan delicada es la operación que ni siquiera el asistente personal del ministro, Toby Bell, tiene acceso a ella.<br /><br />Sospechando que existe una conspiración desastrosa, Toby intenta impedirla, pero se le asigna inmediatamente un destino en el extranjero. Al cabo de tres años, emplazado por sir Christopher Probyn, diplomático británico jubilado, en la decrépita casona de este en Cornualles, y vigilado de cerca por Emily, la hija de Probyn, Toby debe elegir entre la conciencia y su deber para con su servicio.<br /><br /><b>Si lo único necesario para el triunfo del mal es que los hombres buenos no hagan nada, ¿cómo puede quedarse en silencio?</b>

28 El legado de los espías

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2018-01-09
Description :  Peter Guillam, leal colega y discípulo de George Smiley en los servicios secretos británicos –conocidos como El Circo–, disfruta de su jubilación en la finca familiar de la costa meridional de Bretaña, cuando una carta de su antigua organización lo insta a regresar a Londres.<br />¿El motivo? Su pasado en la Guerra Fría lo reclama. Unas operaciones de inteligencia que habían sido el orgullo del Londres secreto y habían implicado a personajes como Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley o el propio Peter Guillam están a punto de ser investigadas con criterios perturbadores, por una generación sin memoria de la Guerra Fría ni paciencia para atender a sus justificaciones.<br />Entretejiendo pasado y presente para que ambos cuenten su tensa historia, John le Carré ha urdido una única trama tan ingeniosa y apasionante como la de las dos predecesoras sobre las que se ha basado: El espía que surgió del frío y El topo. El pasado ha venido a cobrarse sus deudas.

29 El honorable colegial

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2016-11-08
Description :  George Smiley se ha convertido en el jefe del maltrecho servicio secreto británico en el tiempo en que las traiciones de un agente doble soviético han acribillado la red de espionaje. Smiley quiere venganza. Su método es el ataque, la presa es Karla, el escenario de la batalla es Hong Kong y el arma elegida es el honorable Jerry Westerby, el brazo oriental, amante apasionado y agente secreto experimentado y temerario. Y comienza el juego aterrador…

30 Un espía perfecto

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2016-09-06
Description :  Magnus Pym, diplomático de rango, ha desaparecido y se cree que ha desertado. Comienza la búsqueda: de un marido ausente, de un padre devoto y de un agente secreto. Y se pone de manifiesto que la vida de Pym está enteramente construida por secretos.<br /><br />Dominado por un padre que es también un estafador a gran escala, desde los diecisiete año Pym ha sido controlado por dos mentores. Son ellos dos los que, compitiendo entre ellos y contra el tiempo, están orquestando la búsqueda para encontrar el espía perfecto… &#xa0;<br /><br />En&#xa0;<i>Un espía perfecto</i>, John le Carré ha confeccionado una de sus obras maestras, tejiendo una emotiva e inusual historia de crecimiento con una moralmente enmarañada crónica de espionaje moderno.

31 Single & Single

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2001-02-21
Description :  <b><i>New York Times</i> bestselling author John le Carré's novels deftly navigate us through the intricate shadow worlds of international intrigue with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him unprecedented worldwide acclaim.</b><br /><br /> A lawyer from a London finance house is shot dead on a Turkish hillside by people with whom he thought he was in business. A children's magician in the English countryside is asked to explain the arrival of more than five million pounds sterling in his young daughter's modest trust.<br /><br />In <i>Single &amp; Single,</i> le Carré masterfully establishes a sequence of events whose connections are mysterious, complex and compelling. He tells of corrupt liaisons between criminal elements in the new Russian states and the world of legitimate finance in the West. He also paints an intimate portrait of two families: one Russian, the other English; one trading illicit goods, the other laundering the profits; one betrayed by a son-in-law, the other betrayed, and redeemed, by a son.

32 El infiltrado

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2016-02-24
Description :  Al comienzo, Jonathan Pine es simplemente el director&#xa0;nocturno de un lujoso hotel. Pero, cuando un intento de&#xa0;pasar información acerca de un hombre de negocios&#xa0;internacionales con tratos sospechosos alojado e n el&#xa0;establecimiento se vuelve en su contra de una manera&#xa0;terrible y empiezan a morir personas cercanas a Pine, él&#xa0;se compromete a luchar contra unas fuerzas tan poderosas&#xa0;que no podría ni imaginar.<br /><br />En un relato escalofriante sobre corruptas agencias de&#xa0;inteligencia, sumas millonarias y la verdad tras el brutal&#xa0;comercio de armas, John le Carré crea un mundo claustrofóbico&#xa0;en el que no se puede confiar en nadie.<br /><br />La novela que ha inspirado la serie de AMC protagonizada por Hugh Laurie y Tom Hiddleston.

33 El jardinero fiel

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2011-09-01
Description :  <b>La conmovedora historia de un hombre ennoblecido por la tragedia, y una magnifica exploración de la cara oculta del capitalismo desenfrenado.</b><br /><br />Cerca del lago Turkana, en el norte de Kenia, Tessa Quayle, una mujer joven y bella es asesinada. Su supuesto amante africano y compañero de viaje, un médico al servicio de una ONG, ha desaparecido del escenario del crimen.<br /><br />El marido de Tessa, Justin, aficionado a la jardinería y diplomático destinado a la embajada británica de Nairobi, emprende su particular odisea para descubrir a los asesinos y sus motivos. Sus indagaciones lo llevan al Foreign Office de Londres, a varios países de Europa, a Canadá y de nuevo a África, a lo más profundo del sur de Sudán, y por último al lugar mismo donde Tessa murió. En el camino encontrará terror, violencia, situaciones cómicas, conspiraciones e información. Pero su mayor descubrimiento será la mujer a la que apenas tuvo tiempo de amar.<br /><br /><b>Los lectores han dicho...</b><br />«Un libro muy real que te envuelve en la trama. No consigo para de leer.»<br /><br />«Una de las mejores novelas de suspense que he leído.»

34 El sastre de Panamá

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2011-07-08
Description :  <b>El final de la explotación estadounidense del canal de Panamá toca a su fin. Todas las potencias mundiales quieren asegurarse una situación ventajosa cuando llegue el 31 de diciembre de 1999.</b><br /><br />En este revuelto mar de fondo Harry Pendel, presunto sastre de la realeza, cobra un insospechado protagonismo. Por su establecimiento desfilan los personajes más importantes de Panamá y en el probador, casi un confesionario, escucha secretos de toda índole. Dadas las circunstancias no resulta extraño que el servicio de inteligencia británico, representado por el agente Andy Osnard, arribista, manipulador y ambicioso, seleccione al sastre como eje de sus intrigas.<br /><br />En esta novela Le Carré reflexiona con humor y pesimismo sobre el espionaje actual, al que considera una farsa y mera caricatura del de la guerra fría.<br /><br /><i>«</i>Es el único libro, junto con <i>Un espía perfecto</i>, con el que quiero ser enterrado.»<br /><b>JOHN LE CARRÉ</b>

35 Amigos absolutos

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2011-07-08
Description :  <b>Una novela de ritmo impecable que abarca cincuenta y seis años de historia, una obra maestra de la tragicomedia y una despiadada fábula de nuestro tiempo, casi hasta el momento presente.</b><br /><br />Los amigos que dan título a la novela son Ted Mundy, hijo de un militar británico, nacido en 1947 en Pakistán -el mismo día en que el país declaró su independencia-, y Sasha, hijo de un pastor luterano de la República Democrática Alemana refugiado en la República Federal.<br /><br />Los dos se conocen siendo estudiantes en Berlín Occidental, una ciudad sacudida por las algaradas y las manifestaciones; se reencuentran una década después en el turbio ambiente de la guerra fría y el espionaje, y vuelven a coincidir una vez más -su experiencia más atroz hasta la fecha- en el mundo unipolar del terror, el contraterror y la guerra de las mentiras.<br /><br /><b>Reseña:</b><br />«Nunca como en <i>Amigos absolutos</i> Le Carré había dado vía libre a su elocuente irritación ante una política corrupta, falaz y generadora de barbarie.»<br /><i>La Vanguardia</i>

36 La chica del tambor

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2017-01-17
Description :  En esta apasionante y estimulante novela de intriga de Oriente Medio, Charlie, una joven actriz bella y brillante, es inducida en el «teatro de lo real» por un agente de la Inteligencia israelí. Obligada a representar su papel definitivo, es empujada hacia una trampa engañosa y frágil para atrapar a un esquivo terrorista palestino.

37 Volar en círculos

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2016-09-09
Description :  «Un buen escritor no es experto en nada salvo en sí mismo. Y sobre ese tema, si es listo, cierra la boca.» John le Carré.<br /><br />En este apasionante relato, el autor comparte con el lector la historia de su vida, la historia de la segunda mitad del siglo XX. Le Carré por fin desvela los episodios de espionaje sobre los que siempre ha callado; la increíble historia de su padre, sus largos viajes por el mundo… Presidentes, primeros ministros, grandes escritores, un sinnúmero de interesantes personajes que ha encontrado en su camino, y que han marcado nuestra Historia, se dan cita en este relato único.<br /><br /><i>«A partir del mundo secreto que en otro tiempo conocí, he intentado crear un teatro para los mundos más extensos que habitamos. Primero viene la imaginación; después, la búsqueda de la realidad. Después, la imaginación otra vez, y el escritorio ante el cual estoy sentado.»</i><br /><br />Desde sus años al servicio de la Inteligencia Británica durante la Guerra Fría, hasta la carrera de escritor que lo llevó desde una Camboya desgarrada por la guerra hasta el Beirut de la invasión israelí de 1982, pasando por la Rusia de antes y después de la caída del Muro de Berlín, John le Carré siempre ha escrito desde el corazón de los tiempos modernos. En éstas, sus primeras memorias, resulta tan divertido como incisivo, al interpretar los sucesos de los que es testigo con la misma ambigüedad moral que impregna sus novelas. Tanto cuando escribe sobre el loro de un hotel de Beirut que imitaba a la perfección el ruido de las ametralladoras y los compases iniciales de la <i>Quinta</i> de Beethoven, como cuando visita los museos de Ruanda de los muertos insepultos tras el genocidio, o celebra la Nochevieja de 1982 en compañía de Yasir Arafat y su alto mando, o entrevista a una terrorista alemana en su prisión del desierto del Néguev, o escucha las sabias observaciones del gran físico, disidente y ganador del Premio Nobel, Andréi Sájarov, o cuando se reúne con dos antiguos jefes del KGB, o ve cómo se prepara Alec Guinness para su papel de George Smiley en las legendarias adaptaciones para la televisión de la BBC, o describe a la cooperante que inspiró a la protagonista de <i>El jardinero fiel</i>, le Carré presenta cada episodio con humor y vívida intensidad, haciéndonos reír a carcajadas o invitándonos a recapacitar sobre acontecimientos y personas que creíamos haber comprendido.<br /><br />Mejor todavía, le Carré nos permite vislumbrar el trayecto de un escritor a lo largo de más de seis decenios, y su propia búsqueda de la chispa humana que tanta vida y corazón ha conferido a sus personajes de ficción.

38 Il direttore di notte

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2015-06-16
Description :  La fine della guerra fredda non ha certo portato alla scomparsa del mondo dello spionaggio, ora al servizio dei cartelli della droga e del traffico d'armi. Uno dei protagonisti di questa nuova tragica lotta è l'ex agente Pine.

39 Uma verdade incómoda

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  2013-06-04
Description :  O novo romance do grande mestre do thriller literário! Uma operação de contra terrorismo, batizada com o nome de código Vida Selvagem, está a ser montada na mais preciosa colónia britânica - Gibraltar. O seu objetivo: capturar e raptar um importante comprador de armas jihadista. Os seus autores: um ambicioso ministro dos Negócios Estrangeiros e um fornecedor privado de equipamentos de defesa que é também seu amigo íntimo. A operação reveste-se de tal delicadeza que nem o chefe de gabinete do ministro, Toby Bell, tem acesso a ela.

40 Llamada para el muerto

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2016-09-06
Description :  Después de que George Smiley realice un rutinario control de seguridad, el funcionario Samuel Fennan aparece muerto, en un aparente suicido. Cuando Smiley encuentra a Maston, jefe de Circus, tratando de echarle la culpa de la muerte, comienza su propia investigación poniéndose en contacto con la viuda de Fennan para averiguar lo que le llevó a la desesperación. El mismo día que Smiley es expulsado de la investigación, recibe una carta urgente del hombre que ha muerto. ¿Los alemanes del este –y sus agentes– pueden saber más acerca del hombre muerto de lo que Circus había imaginado &#xa0;Llamada para el muerto, el primer libro de Le Carré, presentó al tenaz y reservado espía George Smiley en un fascinante relato de espionaje y engaño.

41 Tutti gli uomini di Smiley

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2015-06-16
Description :  Un vecchio esule baltico viene ucciso a Londra. Il suo vero ed unico torto: essere stato, fino all'ultimo, un uomo di Smiley. Anche se ormai è in pensione, George Smiley non può ignorare la morte di Vladimir. Così, partendo da un bastone da passeggio impugnato con la mano sbagliata e da un pacchetto di sigarette che non si trova, incomincia a seguire il filo che riannoda il passato al presente. Da Londra, da Amburgo, da Parigi, tutte le tracce portano a Mosca. A Karla, il nemico di sempre. Smiley capisce di essere all'ultima mano di una partita mortale iniziata tanti anni prima e sa di poter giocare la carta che gli darà la vittoria. Ma sarà una vittoria senza gioia e senza trionfo.

42 El hombre más buscado

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2014-09-04
Description :  <b>Una novela conmovedora y compasiva. Una obra que muestra la profunda humanidad del autor y que es, al mismo tiempo, de una actualidad incandescente.</b><br /><br />Un joven ruso sin papeles y muerto de hambre consigue llegar a la ciudad de Hamburgo. Lleva encima una sorprendente cantidad de dinero. Es musulmán devoto, o así se declara. Dice llamarse Isa. Annabel, una joven alemana muy idealista y abogada defensora de derechos civiles, decide luchar con todos sus medios para que no lo deporten. Para ella su cliente es más importante que su propio puesto de trabajo. Para salvarlo se enfrenta a Tommy Brue, un británico de sesenta años, heredero de Brue Frères de Hamburgo, un banco al borde de la quiebra... Así nace un triángulo de amores imposibles.<br /><br />Mientras tanto, los espías de tres naciones, dedicados a la lucha antiterrorista, están convencidos de que han localizado a un importante terrorista islámico y esperan el momento idóneo para actuar.<br /><br /><b>Reseñas:</b><br />«Le Carré ha depurado la fuerza de su narrativa hasta residir en ese suburbio paradisíaco por el que tantos novelistas suspiran: las afueras de Tólstoi.»<br /><i>El País</i><br /><br />«Sigue teniendo la habilidad de hechizar a sus seguidores con una prosa elegante. Nunca nuestro tiempo ha podido presumir como ahora de poder contar con un gran cronista.»<br /><i>La Razón</i><br /><br />«La mente lúcida de Le Carré deja pocos títeres con cabeza. El peso de las mentiras hace de los ciudadanos, monigotes y ha corrompido a los servicios secretos, que de celosos guardianes de la realidad objetiva han pasado a vulgares falsificadores de pruebas para gobiernos tramposos.»<br /><i>ABC de las Artes y las Letras</i><br /><br />«Le Carré demuestra al mundillo de la literatura política que sigue siendo el rey indiscutible. No solamente porque sus argumentos ponen el dedo en las llagas del capitalismo, sino porque tiene aún una capacidad extraordinaria para crear personajes enternecedores, de esos que nunca abandonan al lector y le ayudan a comprender hacia qué lado gira nuestro planeta.»<br /><i>El Mundo</i>

43 La canción de los misioneros

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2011-07-08
Description :  <b>Intriga, amor y corrupción con un trasfondo de denuncia contra la terrible situación que atraviesan los países africanos.</b><br /><br />Bruno Salvador, conocido como Salvo entre amigos y enemigos, es un eterno ingenuo. Tiene veintinueve años y es el hijo natural, huérfano, de un misionero católico irlandés y la hija de un jefe congoleño. Educado inicialmente en la escuela de una misión en la provincia de Kivu, en el Congo oriental, y más tarde en un discreto refugio para los hijos secretos del Vaticano, Salvo siguió los consejos de su mentor, el hermano Michael, y se preparó para ejercer como intérprete profesional de las lenguas africanas minoritarias que, casi desde su nacimiento, ha coleccionado obsesivamente.<br /><br />Convertido en una joven promesa de su profesión, empiezan a cortejarlo empresas de la City, hospitales, tribunales de justicia, agencias de inmigración e, inevitablemente, los poderosos servicios de inteligencia británicos. También lo corteja -y lo conquista-.Penelope, una mujer blanca de buena familia, reportera de éxito en uno de los grandes periódicos nacionales, con quien Salvo, impulsivo por naturaleza, contrae matrimonio sin pensárselo dos veces. No obstante, ya desde el inicio del relato, nace en él un nuevo e irresistible amor.<br /><br />Enviado a una isla anónima del mar del Norte para asistir a una reunión secreta entre financieros occidentales y señores de la guerra congoleños, Salvo se ve obligado a interpretar asuntos que nunca deberían haber llegado a su renacida conciencia africana.<br /><br />A ratos <i>thriller</i>, a ratos historia de amor y a ratos alegoría cómica de nuestro tiempo, La canción de los misioneros cuenta el viaje heroicamente ingenuo de Salvo desde las tinieblas de la hipocresía occidental hasta el corazón de la luz.

44 La casa Rusia

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2017-05-16
Description :  Barley Blair, editor de Londres, recibe un documento de contrabando desde Moscú y es enviado a la Unión Soviética como contacto. Katya, el intermediario de Moscú, es bella y atenta. Juntos pueden representar el futuro, una idea que es un anatema para los atrincherados profesionales del espionaje de ambos lados.

45 Il nostro traditore tipo

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2016-02-16
Description :  Perry e Gail, lui insegnante idealista a Oxford, lei avvocato rampante: una coppia di fidanzati inglesi in vacanza ai Caraibi. E un russo di nome Dima, rozzo eppure magnetico, che possiede una tenuta sull'isola di Antigua. Un incontro destinato ad avere conseguenze inimmaginabili per i due giovani, quando Dima chiede a Perry di giocare a tennis con lui. Chi è veramente quest'uomo? E, soprattutto, cosa vuole dai due fidanzati? Con quella partita ha inizio un'avventura che vede Perry e Gail coinvolti dai servizi segreti inglesi e dal "riciclatore numero uno al mondo" di denaro, dapprima chiusi in un asfissiante seminterrato, poi spettatori della finale del Torneo del Roland Garros a Parigi e infine catapultati in uno chalet sulle Alpi svizzere. Con<i> Il nostro traditore tipo </i>John le Carré reinventa ancora una volta il romanzo di spionaggio, traendo spunto dalla più sconcertante attualità: volti nuovi della mafia russa cercano una propria "rispettabilità ufficiale" nei mercati di tutto il mondo, intrecciando i loro affari con quelli delle multinazionali e inevitabilmente con le politiche degli Stati sovrani. E la posta in gioco si fa sempre più alta...

46 Il sarto di Panama

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2015-06-23
Description :  Il Novecento sta per chiudersi e Panama è in subbuglio: il 31 dicembre 1999, infatti, il Canale è destinato a tornare sotto la completa sovranità panamense. Questo è l'unico dato certo. Per il resto, nessuno sa cosa succederà: qualcuno vuole fare di Panama la Disneyland dell'America Latina; qualcuno progetta di costruirvi lo zoo più grande del mondo; qualcun altro pensa che anche i Paesi vicini scaveranno i loro canali e per Panama sarà la crisi... Gli interessi in gioco, insomma, sono molti, e non tutti puliti. In questo scenario torbido e complicato si muove Harry Pendel, sarto dalla bravura leggendaria ricercato dagli uomini più potenti del Paese per i quali cuce su misura abiti perfetti. Narcotrafficanti, capi dell'esecutivo, ministri e presidenti: tutti passano dal suo atelier. E mentre prende le misure o prova i capi, Harry finisce per essere il loro confidente. Ecco perché Andrew Osnard, spia inglese, un giorno entra nel suo negozio e lo lega a sé con un ricatto sottile...<br /> Dal maestro delle spy-stories, un romanzo incalzante dal quale è stato tratto l'omonimo film con Pierce Brosnan e Jamie Lee Curtis.

47 A gente de smiley

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2014-04-29
Description :  O telefonema que certa noite arranca da cama George Smiley, chefe interino do Circus, é uma súplica para que volte ao serviço activo. Mas, como em breve Smiley descobrirá, é para enterrar o caso que o chamam, e não para o solucionar. Um velho conhecido morto a tiro em Hampstead Heath, uma mulher de idade residente em Paris a quem foi prometido o regresso de uma filha que nunca verá, uma fotografia tirada num bordel de Hamburgo e George Smiley, já na reforma, é de novo convocado para o serviço... A Gente de Smiley tem todos os traços de Le Carré.

48 El peregrino secreto

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2011-07-08
Description :  <b><i>El peregrino secreto</i> en una de las mejores obras de Le Carré, en la que el autor se despide de la guerra fría con una especie de viaje sentimental que es el de Ned, el de Smiley y el suyo propio.</b><br /><br />Smiley, uno de los más característicos e inolvidables personajes de la producción narrativa de Le Carré, y el que más fama le ha dado, es invitado por Ned -al que los lectores recordarán de <i>La Casa Rusia</i>-, como director de una escuela de formación de agentes para el Servicio de Inteligencia británico, a dar una charla durante la cena que cierra cada curso sobre sus peripecias. Ambos ex agentes protagonizan un largo diálogo en el que se mezclan reflexiones, autobiografía de ficción y numerosas historias de espionaje.<br /><br /><b>Reseña:</b><br />«La novela es una interesante mezcla de reflexiones y autobiografía de ficción, y representa, desde el punto de vista técnico, el logro más magistral de Le Carré.»<br /><i>ABC</i>

49 Eine kleine Stadt in Deutschland

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2013-12-27
Description :  Alle Romane von John le Carré jetzt als E-Book! - Bonn in den 60er Jahren: Ein kleiner Beamter der britischen Botschaft verschwindet - und mit ihm ein äußerst brisantes Geheimdossier. Auf ihn angesetzt wird Alan Turner, ein Beamter der Londoner Spionageabwehr. Doch dieser erkennt bald, daß auch er nur ein Spielball der politischen Mächte ist.

50 Single & Single

Author : John le Carré
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2017-05-16
Description :  Un abogado de la asesoría Casa de Single &amp; Single muere de un disparo a sangre fría en una colina de Turquía por crímenes que no logra comprender. Un animador de fiestas infantiles en Devon es arrastrado en plena noche a su banco local para que dé explicaciones sobre una entrada monumental de dinero en efectivo. Un agente de aduanas británico sigue la pista de un caso de corrupción y asesinato.



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