Smiley's People by John Le Carré [UK FIRST EDITION / 1980]
UK TRUE FIRST EDITION  HODDER & STOUGHTON
Dust Jacket is still shiny and vibrant, but has several tears that have been mended with clear tape. Chunk missing from the upper spine area. Book itself is nice. Cloth cover has a blemish. Inside is beautiful, clean, white, unmarked pages.
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.