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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

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.

Year: 1963
Genre: Cold WarEspionage

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

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.

Year: 1974
Genre: Cold War

A Most Wanted Man

A half-starved young Russian in a long black overcoat is smuggled into Hamburg in the dead of night. Annabel, an idealistic young German civil rights lawyer. Tommy Brue, the sixty-year-old scion of a failing British bank based in Hamburg. Annabel, Issa, and Brue form an unlikely alliance--and a triangle of impossible loves is born. Meanwhile, scenting a sure kill in the so-called War on Terror, the spies of three nations converge upon the innocents...

Year: 2008
Genre: War on Terror



Year TitleGenres & Tags

1968A Small Town in GermanyCold WarEspionageMissing Person
1983The Little Drummer GirlEspionageTerrorist
1993The Night ManagerArms DealingDrug Running
2001The Constant GardenerConspiracyMurder Mystery
2006The Mission SongEspionage, Africa
2008A Most Wanted ManWar on Terror


SERIES: George Smiley

Year# TitleGenres & Tags

19611Call for the DeadEspionageMurder Mystery
19622A Murder of QualityMurder Mystery
19633The Spy Who Came in from the ColdCold WarEspionage
19654The Looking Glass WarCold War
19745Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, SpyCold War
19776The Honourable SchoolboyCold War
19797Smiley's PeopleEspionageMurder Mystery
19908The Secret PilgrimCold WarEspionage
20179A Legacy of SpiesCold WarEspionage


SERIES: Karla Trilogy

Year# TitleGenres & Tags

19741Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, SpyCold War
19772The Honourable SchoolboyCold War
19793Smiley's PeopleEspionageMurder Mystery