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The Looking Glass War (original 1965; edition 1975)
The Looking-Glass War by John le Carré (1965)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0743431707, Paperback)John le Carré's classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him unprecedented worldwide acclaim. THE LOOKING GLASS WAR 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. 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 Lacking active agents, but possessed of an outdated mandate to proceed, the Department has to find an old hand to prove its mettle.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....
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Focuses on a former military espionage department in London and its attempts to train an agent for a mission in East Germany.
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2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.
An edition of this book was published by Recorded Books.
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