Call for the Dead by John Le Carré

By John Le Carré

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'Intelligent, exciting, impressive ... makes so much cloak-and-dagger stuff style of cardboard' -- Sunday Telegraph 'Brilliant. life like. consistent suspense. very good writing' -- THE OBSERVER --This textual content refers to an out of print or unavailable version of this title.
Sunday Telegraph
‘Intelligent, exciting, superb . . . makes such a lot cloak-and-dagger stuff flavor of cardboard’ --This textual content refers to an out of print or unavailable variation of this title.
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It was once much less an interview than an amiable dialog over a sure bet. George Smiley were despatched to talk to a high-ranking civil servant after an nameless tip-off that he was once a safety probability. It was once a formality - and the 2 males loved one another. Why then, did it it appears force the negative guy to depression? And why used to be he chanced on useless tomorrow, the sufferer of an pointless suicide?

Call for the useless introduced John le Carré's exceptional profession as a novelist, and introduces certainly one of fiction's most renowned spies - George Smiley, who's either incredible and unremarkable.

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Eight days after the massed overflight, a protest note was delivered to the American ambassador in Moscow. Publicly, however, the Kremlin said nothing; the humiliation would have been too great. Throughout the 1950s the ferrets, like mosquitoes hunting for an exposed patch of skin, buzzed the long Soviet border. They were searching for holes in Russia's vast fence of air-defense radar sites. At the time, the Soviet military had not yet completed work on a nationwide network. Nor was much of the interior protected.

A former Wall Street banker and owner of a French winery, Dillon was filling in for 51 Secretary of State Christian Herter, who was out of the country. But Eisenhower would have none of it. All Khrushchev had was a dead pilot and a stack of scrap metal. As weak and as full of holes as the NASA cover story was, they would stick with it. Allen Dulles agreed. He had given birth to the U-2, nurtured it, and pressed the reluctant president to let it fly deep and often. Now was no time for weakness. Besides, he had long ago given the White House "absolutely categorical" assurances that a U-2 pilot would never survive a crash.

Nasser was a key leader of the Arab world and he controlled a strategic piece of real estate; his friendship was an alluring prize. The price was the Aswan High Dam. Knowing his value and hoping to up the bids, Nasser awkwardly attempted to play one side off the other. Instead, the United States folded its cards and Russia, now without competition, began hedging its bet. Frustrated, Nasser declared martial law along the canal and ordered shipping companies to pay Egypt rather than the Canal Company.

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