Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143119777, 398pp.
Publication Date: June 28, 2011
John le Carre's memoir, The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life, will be available from Viking in September 2016
Tell Max that it concerns the Sandman
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.
In Smiley's People, master storyteller and New York Times bestselling author of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Our Kind of Traitor John le Carre brings his acclaimed Karla Trilogy, to its unforgettable, spellbinding conclusion.
With an introduction by the author.
“A delight to read, intricate, exciting, absorbing.”—Chicago Tribune
“An enormously skilled and satisfying work.”—Newsweek
“An achievement of subtlety and power of which few novelists would be capable.”—Financial Times