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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

By John LeCarre
Publisher: Scribner (October 1, 2002)


Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is an espionage classic by the author John LeCarre.  This spy thriller pits George Smiley - a retired British Secret Service agent - against a mole in British intelligence.  A Soviet double agent has penetrated the highest levels of British intelligence and George has been brought back out of retirement to uncover him.

The novel was wrote in 1974.  Interwoven into the book are themes of friendship, secrecy, infidelity, patriotism, and betrayal.  Smiley narrows the potential mole suspects to four high-ranking intelligence officers and they are given the code-names of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier and Spy.

This book has been called one of the best spy novels ever.  This is a complicated book and sometimes hard to follow.  I have read it a least three times and it is always enjoyable.  You can't go wrong!

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