The Spy Who Came in From the Cold - John Le Carre (1st US Ed, 1964)
1st American Edition 1964. Published by Coward-McCann, Inc.
In the shadow of the newly erected Berlin Wall, Alec Leamas watches as his last agent is shot dead by East German sentries. For Leamas, the head of Berlin Station, the Cold War is over. 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.
Condition: Vintage book in Good condition. Original dust jacket has small amount of wear on spine and protective covering. Nameplate with previous owner inside.