I don't normally read spy thrillers, but after this book, I'm certainly going to read more by John le Carré. This is a relatively short book that packs a lot into its 230 pages. Alec Leamas is trying to leave the work of espionage and "come in from the cold". The book walks us through his attempt and, I swear, I really didn't see the end coming until about 2 pages before the end. It was fabulous. I really enjoyed it.