Smiley's People by John le Carré [U.S. FIRST EDITION / 1980]
Smiley's People by John le Carré
U.S. FIRST EDITION / SECOND PRINTING  ALFRED A. KNOPF
Second printing before publication.
Hardcover with dust jacket. Nice reading copy. Dust jacket has wear to edges, most noticeably along top of spine. Book itself is in very nice shape and reads good as new.
When a Russian émigré is found murdered on Hampstead Heath, Smiley is called out of retirement to exorcise some Cold War ghosts from his clandestine past. What follows is Smiley the human being at his most vulnerable and Smiley the case officer at his most brilliant, and it takes to a thrilling conclusion his career-long, serpentine battle with his great rival and nemesis, the enigmatic and ruthless Russian spymaster Karla.