The concluding part of John le CarrÃ©’s celebrated Karla Trilogy, Smiley’s People sees the last confrontation between the indefatigable spymaster George Smiley and his great enemy, as their rivalry comes to a shattering end.
A Soviet defector has been assassinated on English soil, and George Smiley is called back to the Circus to clear up – and cover up – the mess. But what he discovers sends him delving into the past, on a trail through Hamburg and Paris to Cold War Berlin – and a final showdown with his elusive nemesis, Karla.
‘An enormously skilled and satisfying work’ Newsweek
‘We are all Smiley’s people, a kind of secular god of intelligence’ New Yorker
THE SEVENTH GEORGE SMILEY NOVEL