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Call For The Dead

George Smiley had liked the man and now the man was dead. Suicide. But why? An anonymous letter had alleged that Foreign Office man Samuel Fennan had been a member of the Communist Party as a student before the war. Nothing very unusual for his generation.

Smiley had made it clear that the investigation, little more than a routine security check, was over and that the file on Fennan could be closed. Next day, Fennan was dead with a note by his body saying his career was finished and he couldn’t go on.

“Brilliant. Realistic. Constant suspense . . . excellent writing”
The Observer

“Intelligent, thrilling, surprising . . . makes most cloak-and-dagger stuff taste of cardboard”
The Sunday Telegraph

Call For The Dead