A near-fine first edition in the original binding. No previous owner's marks or inscriptions. The edges of several pages in the middle of the book have a slight abrasion and discoloration in a small section, where it appears a pen has been rubbed against it. In a near-fine, price-clipped dust jacket.
The murdered man had been an agent - once, long ago. But George Smiley's superiors at the Secret Service want to see the crime buried, not solved. Smiley will not leave it at that, not when might lead him all the way to Karla, the elusive Soviet spymaster . . .
Smiley's People is a thrilling confrontation between one of the most famous spies in all fiction and his Cold War rival, Karla. Like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Honourable Schoolboy, it is as tense and unforgettable as only le Carré's novels can be.