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"Go back to Whitehall and look for more spies on your drawing boards." 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? The heart-stopping tale of intrigue that launched both novelist and spy, Call for the Deadis an essential introduction to le Carré's chillingly amoral universe.
John le Carré, the pseudonym for David Cornwell, was a member of the British Foreign Service from 1959 to 1964. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, became a worldwide bestseller. He has written twenty-two novels, which have been published in thirty-six languages. Many of his books have been made into films, including The Constant Gardener,The Russia House,The Little Drummer Girl, and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.