“She told me she had a secret, the mother of all secrets.”
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John le Carré is one of the most successful spy novelists of all time. A former British intelligence agent, his stories explore the moral ambiguity of the men and women who fought on the secret frontlines of the Cold War.
His work has been adapted into countless movies, including The Constant Gardener, The Russian House, and A Most Wanted Man. But arguably the best le Carré filmed arrived in 2011.