Book review: Agent Running in the Field by John Le Carré

Another triumph from the spy novel’s great master

17th November, 2019
John Le Carré still has his finger on the geopolitical pulse PIc: Camerapress

FICTION: Agent Running in the Field, By John Le Carré, Penguin, €17.95

It’s nearly 60 years since John Le Carré published his first novel, Call for the Dead. That book appeared in 1961, at the height of the Cold War, when its author, whose real name is David Cornwell, was still working as a secret service agent.

Almost six decades later, the Cold War as we knew it is over, the...

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