The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
The first illustrated edition of the breakthrough work that redefined the spy story.
In 1963, a bored British intelligence officer in communist East Germany finished work on a book that would not only re-invent the spy novel, but would change the face of the modern thriller. This is the first illustrated edition of John le Carré’s masterpiece The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, his nerve-shattering account of deception upon deception at the height of the Cold War, and a man caught in a game between East and West where the only rule is to win … no matter the cost.
Alec Leamas knows that there is only one moral law in intelligence work, ’it is justified by results’. Under orders from his spymaster, Control, he must willingly turn his back on everything he knows, and defect behind the Iron Curtain to corner a ruthless spy killer. But as the entrance to the rabbit hole begins to close behind him, can he be sure there is a way back? Ideology, friendship and love must be set aside as Leamas battles to find a way back in from the cold.
Quarter-bound in blocked cloth with blocked raw board sides
Set in Imprint
Frontispiece and 7 colour illustrations
9½˝ x 6¼˝