John le Carrï¿½ was born in 1931. After attending the universities of Bern and Oxford, he taught at Eton and spent five years in the British Foreign Service. The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, his third book, secured him a worldwide reputation. He divides his time between England and the Continent.
"A splendidly exciting, finely told story . . . masterly in its conception."--The New York Times Book Review "Intrigue of the highest order."--Chicago Sun-Times "Richly detailed and rigorously researched . . . [John] Le Carrï¿½'s gift for building tension through character has never been better realized."--People "Grimly fascinating, often nerve-wracking, and impossible to put down."--Boston Herald