A Perfect Spy

By John Le Carre



From the New York Times bestselling author of A Legacy of Spies. John le Carr 's new novel, Agent Running in the Field, is coming October 2019.

Over the course of his seemingly irreproachable life, Magnus Pym has been all things to all people: a devoted family man, a trusted colleague, a loyal friend--and the perfect spy. But in the wake of his estranged father's death, Magnus vanishes, and the British Secret Service is up in arms. Is it grief, or is the reason for his disappearance more sinister? And who is the mysterious man with the sad moustache who also seems to be looking for Magnus?

In A Perfect Spy, John le Carr has crafted one of his crowning masterpieces, interweaving a moving and unusual coming-of-age story with a morally tangled chronicle of modern espionage.

Product Details

Price: $17.00  $15.64
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published Date: July 20, 2011
Pages: 624
Dimensions: 5.4 X 1.4 X 8.2 inches | 1.2 pounds
ISBN: 9780143119760
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About the Author

New York Times bestselling author John le Carré (A Delicate Truth and Spy Who Came in from the Cold) was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton and served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War. For the last fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.


"Le Carré's best book, and one of the finest English novels of the twentieth century."--Philip Pullman

"The best English novel since the war."--Philip Roth

"Brilliantly written."--The Washington Post

"Le Carré's best book, one of the enduring peaks of imaginative literature in our time."--Los Angeles Times