John Le Carré: A Legacy of Spies (1299 words)


Le Carré reanimated The Spy in A Legacy of Spies (2017). Legacy brings Smiley’s right-hand man, Peter Guillam, out of retirement to answer to the Secret Service’s lawyers and bureaucrats for actions that took place leading up to and during Spy’s Operation Windfall. The Circus, now alternately called the Office or the Box, writes Guillam directing him to return from his Les Deux Eglises’ farmstead because Leamas’ son (Christoph) and Gold’s previously unknown daughter (Karen) have joined forces to sue the British spy agency, specifically Guillam and George Smiley, for their parents’ wrongful deaths. Although rightly suspicious, Guilliam knows he is …

Citation: Beene, LynnDianne. "A Legacy of Spies". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 February 2018 [, accessed 24 September 2020.]

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