Tuesday, September 02, 2008
The Looking Glass War by John le Carre is the fourth book in the George Smiley series. He's a rather minor character in this book. The story describes a military intelligence outfits attempt to determine whether there are Soviet missiles in East Germany under the control of the Germans. An introduction to my edition by le Carre says that he wanted to show the failure of the system. There definitely is a touch of farce about the squabbling between the different intelligence organizations. The characterization is particularly well done. The infiltrator being memorable.