John le Carre’s The Looking Glass War is a scorching portrayal of misplaced loyalties and innocence lost. It would have been an easy job for the Circus: a can of film couriered from Helsinki to London. In the past the Circus handled all things political, while the Department dealt with matters military. But the Department has been moribund since the War, its resources siphoned away. Now, one of their agents is dead, and vital evidence verifying the presence of Soviet missiles near the West German border is gone.
First edition, first printing, very good condition, in a dust jacket in archival acetate cover. 1965.