By John Le Carré
John Le Carré - [Smiley 01] - demand the Dead
After a regimen defense money via George Smiley, civil servant Samuel Fennan it appears kills himself. whilst Smiley unearths Circus head Maston is making an attempt responsible him for the man's demise, he starts his personal research, assembly with Fennan's widow to determine what may have led him to such desperation. yet at the very day that Smiley is ordered off the enquiry he gets an pressing letter from the lifeless guy. Do the East Germans - and their brokers - comprehend extra approximately this man's loss of life than the Circus formerly imagined? Le Carré's debut novel, demand the useless, brought the tenacious and retiring George Smiley in a gripping story of espionage and deceit.
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Edgar told Clyde and his chief aides, “Fortunately, ever since the Wall Street crash of 1929, I knew that Hoover would be swept out of office. We’ve been looking into the private lives of Mr. Roosevelt and his ugly wife, Eleanor. We have turned up scandals that could destroy his presidency even before it gets off the ground. ” “Are you suggesting blackmail, Mr. ” one of his lawyers asked. ” J. Edgar said. “Our work here is vital. We must be allowed to carry on with it. ” Unknown to the Bureau at large, Clyde and three agents had for months conducted secret investigations into the private lives of the Roosevelts.
Call for the Dead (Smiley, Book 1) by John Le Carré