The Russia House by John Le Carré [FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING] 1989

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The Russia House by John Le Carré


Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition. 

Dust jacket is in very nice shape; housed in an ultra thick mylar jacket protector. 

Book itself is very nice; front boards have a small water stain to cloth, otherwise, excellent.  Inside reads as new.

From premier spy novelist John le Carre, a magnificent thriller, a love story and an ethical puzzle for our time.

We are in the third year of perestroika and glasnost.  The place is Moscow.  The man is Barley; a derelict, English publisher with a passion for jazz and a penchant for booze, who visits the Moscow Book Fair.

The woman is Katya: a beautiful Russian with a mission to mankind and access to some of the hottest defense intelligence to come out of the Soviet Union in years.  It source: a disillusioned and desperate Russian physicist who wants Barley to publish the secrets . . but the British Secret Service and the CIA have other ideas.