___ This is the third book in the “Karla Trilogy” following on from Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and the Honourable Schoolboy.
Smiley works through a series of old contacts (sometimes just after they have been murdered) towards his goal. The descriptions of the gypsy camp outside Hamburg where one of his links is on a boat are fantatstic, just bringing it all to life as if one is looking over ones sholder at the action carrying on before ones eyes.
Eventually Smiliey identifies Karala's achillies heel , which ultimately leads to Karla's defeat and a defection at the Berlin Wall. I listened to this as an audio book and it made communitng a very enjoyable experience, not even minding crawling along at 30 mph behind long queues of cars. The big choice is what next to listen to? So week 23 – audio book 8 written book 19 total 27
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