One of The Department's few remaining agents is dead, and vital evidence verifying the presence of Soviet missiles near the West German border is gone, in John le Carré's brilliant 1965 sequel to The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. Director Leclerc's aide John Avery is asked to infiltrate the East, and he taps Fred Leiser, a German-speaking Pole left over from the Second World War. Unfortunately, Leiser has been out of the game for a long time, and his incompetence could create an international fiasco—and cost him his life—in a world that has left these former heroes behind.
"A bitter, bleak, superlatively written novel."—Publishers Weekly