Series Information: Search for Karla
Rating: Weighted - 8.09 / Average - 8.2 of 10 (19 votes)
Consisting of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Honourable Schoolboy and Smiley's People, John le Carré's trilogy paints a convincing but bleakly cynical picture of spies going about their business while the Cold War rages on. George Smiley, the chief of Britain's secret service, battles Karla, his opposite number working in the Soviet Union, employing tradecraft and cleverness. A far cry from the action-packed exploits of James Bond, le Carré's spies are tired and lost men who attempt to find their way in a world of secrets and intrigue.