|Call For the Dead by John Le Carre|
The installation of the Berlin Wall segment at the Library made me think of John Le Carre’s Cold War thrillers. I searched out Le Carre’s first book, Call for the Dead (FICTION LE CARRE), which introduced the character of George Smiley, all-too-human spymaster. Smiley interviews civil servant Samuel Fennan as a possible security leak; Smiley decides there is no reason to continue the investigation and assures Fennan the matter is closed. Fennan then kills himself, leaving a note that his career is ruined. Smiley doesn’t believe it. His search for answers leads to more deaths and betrayals before the grim conclusion.
|The Four Agreements|
|The Light in the Ruins|