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    A Legacy of Spies by John le Carré

Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London, and involved such characters as Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley and Peter Guillam himself, are to be scrutinized by a generation with no memory of the Cold War and no patience with its justifications. In a story resonating with tension, humor and moral ambivalence, le Carré and his narrator Peter Guillam present the reader with a legacy of unforgettable characters old and new.

Year: 2017
Genre: Cold WarEspionage

    A Small Town in Germany by John le Carré

The British Embassy in Bonn is up in arms. Her Majesty's financially troubled government is seeking admission to Europe's Common Market just as anti-British factions are rising to power in Germany. Rioters are demanding reunification, and the last thing the Crown can afford is a scandal. Then Leo Harting--an embassy nobody--goes missing with a case full of confidential files. London sends Alan Turner to control the damage, but he soon realizes that neither side really wants Leo found--alive.

Year: 1968
Genre: Cold WarEspionageMissing Person

    Red Rabbit by Tom Clancy

It's the early 1980s--and historian, teacher, and recent ex-Marine Jack Ryan is now a CIA officer on loan to the British SIS. On his very first day, an extraordinary document crosses his desk. Because of government repression in Poland, the new Pope, John Paul II, has threatened to resign his papacy.

Year: 2002
Genre: 1980sCIACold War

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin by Tom Clancy

Two men possess vital data on Russia's Star Wars missile defense system. One of them is CARDINAL--America's highest agent in the Kremlin--and he's about to be terminated by the KGB. The other is the one American who can save CARDINAL and lead the world to the brink of peace...or war.

Year: 1988
Genre: Cold WarEspionage

    The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carré

The mole has been eliminated, but the damage wrought has brought the British Secret Service to its knees. George Smiley embarks on a campaign to uncover what Moscow Centre most wants to hide. When the trail goes cold at a Hong Kong gold seam, Smiley dispatches Gerald Westerby to shake the money tree. A part-time operative with cover as a philandering journalist, Westerby insinuates himself into a war-torn world where allegiances--and lives--are bought and sold.

Year: 1977
Genre: Cold War

    The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy

Somewhere under the freezing Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. The chase for the highly advanced nuclear submarine is on--and there's only one man who can find her...

Year: 1984
Genre: Chase StoryCold War

    The Looking Glass War by John le Carré

It would have been an easy job for the Circus: a can of film couriered from Helsinki to London. In the past the Circus handled all things political, while the Department dealt with matters military. Now, one of their agents is dead, and vital evidence verifying the presence of Soviet missiles near the West German border is gone. John Avery is the Department's younger member and its last hope. Avery must infiltrate the East and restore his masters' former glory.

Year: 1965
Genre: Cold War

    The Secret Pilgrim by John le Carré

The Cold War is over. The rules of the spying game have changed. But to train new spies for this uncertain future, one must first show them the past. Enter the man called Ned, the loyal and shrewd veteran of the Circus. With the inspiration of his inscrutable mentor George Smiley, Ned thrills all as he recounts forty exhilarating years of Cold War espionage across Europe and the Far East .

Year: 1990
Genre: Cold WarEspionage

    The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré

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 by John le Carré

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


TitleAuthorSeriesGenres & Tags

A Legacy of Spies John le Carré George SmileyCold WarEspionage
A Small Town in Germany John le Carré Cold WarEspionageMissing Person
Red Rabbit Tom Clancy Jack Ryan1980sCIACold War
The Cardinal of the Kremlin Tom Clancy Jack RyanCold WarEspionage
The Honourable Schoolboy John le Carré George SmileyCold War
The Hunt for Red October Tom Clancy Jack RyanChase StoryCold War
The Looking Glass War John le Carré George SmileyCold War
The Secret Pilgrim John le Carré George SmileyCold WarEspionage
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold John le Carré George SmileyCold WarEspionage
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy John le Carré George SmileyCold War