John le Carré is a master of the spy novel, ably
guiding readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage.
This unmatched talent has earned him worldwide acclaim.
Once upon a time the
distinction had been clear: the Circus handled all things political while the
Department dealt with matters military. But over the years, power shifted and
the Circus elbowed the Department out. The Department has been moribund since
the War, its resources siphoned away. Now, suddenly, the Department has a job
on its hands. Evidence suggests Soviet missiles are being positioned close to
the German border. Vital film is missing, and a courier is dead. Lacking active
agents but possessed of an outdated mandate to proceed, the Department has to
find an old hand to prove its mettle. Fred Leiser, German-speaking Pole turned
Englishman—once a qualified radio operator, now involved in the motor
trade—must be called back to the colors and sent east.
Darkly compelling and
brutally Machiavellian, The Looking Glass War is a stunning
accomplishment by one of today’s most remarkable and enduring literary writers. Download and start listening now!