Call for the Dead

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Click for availability and more information Call for the Dead, by John Le Carre
Would a man about to commit suicide leave a request to be called at 8:30 the next morning? Or fix himself a cup of cocoa and not drink it? In the first of Le Carre's books, George Smiley is introduced. Asked to explain why the man he had interviewed that day, because of an anonymous tip that he was a spy, was so distraught as to kill himself afterwards. It's a puzzle because the interview was very friendly. Smiley liked the man and was sure he was innocent; they had parted on the best of terms. So Smiley sets out to prove it was not suicide and finds himself involved, of course, in international intrigue.

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