John le Carré's classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international esionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him -- and his hero, British secret Service Agent George Smiley -- unprecedented worldwide acclaim.
George Smiley was simply doing a favor for Miss Ailsa Brimley, and old friend and editor of a small newspaper. Miss Brimley had received a letter from a worried reader: "I'm not mad. And I know my husbad is trying to kill...read more
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful: Amusing - he does it all!, May 19, 2001 Reviewer: A reader from usa So John LeCarre can write as good a murder mystery as the rest of the lot over there in Great Britain. At least he's not as precious and smug as most of them. And he uses the beloved Smiley, instead of trying to come up with some new (yawn) Scotland Yard detective. Still, it's not his best stuff. I mean, it's good, don't get me wrong. Better, as I said, than most, but I like the spy stuff the best, and The Tailor f Panama is brilliant and hysterically funny...more sophisticated. Anyway - you won't be disappointed. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title