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It depicts Alec Leamas, a British agent, being sent to East Germany as a faux defector to sow disinformation about a powerful East German intelligence officer. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold portrays Western espionage methods as morally inconsistent with Western democracy and values. The novel received critical acclaim at the time of its publication and became an international best-seller; it was selected as one of the All-Time Novels by Time magazine. The story begins and concludes in East Germany , about a year after the completion of the Berlin Wall and around the time when double-agent Heinz Felfe was exposed and tried. The Spy Who Came In From The Cold A George Smiley Novel George Smiley Novels Two years later, at the time of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold , Mundt has risen from the field to the upper echelon of the Abteilung, because of his successful counter-intelligence operations against the spy networks of the British secret services. With no operatives left, Leamas is recalled to London by Control , the Circus chief, who asks Leamas to stay "in the cold" for one last mission: to fake the defection of a senior British agent to an East German operative named Hans-Dieter Mundt, and then to frame Mundt as a British double agent.
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Add to Wish List. Staff Reviews Redefined the espionage novel. 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.
In the background is George Smiley, ready to make the game play out just as Control wants. Setting a standard that has never been surpassed, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a devastating tale of duplicity and espionage.
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As he faces the prospect of retirement or worse—a desk job—Control offers him a unique opportunity for revenge. Redefined the espionage novel. Advanced Search. Add to Wish List. Staff Reviews Redefined the espionage novel.
The Spy who Came in from the Cold is a first-rate thriller and more.