IBNA- Spy novel 'Smiley's People' (1979, from George Smiley Novels Book 7) by renowned British writer John le Carré which recaptures the dark and cruel world of espionage has been published in Persian.
Hailed as an intricate, exciting and absorbing book, the spy novel was written by le Carré, the New York Times bestselling author of ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’; ‘Our Kind of Traitor’ and ‘The Night Manager’. It has been translated into Persian by Sa'eed Kalati. Ghatreh Publishing in Tehran has printed 'Smiley's People' in 500 pages.
Synopsis of the novel which bears an introduction by the author reads: “A very junior agent answers Vladimir’s call, but it could have been the Chief of the Circus himself. No one at the British Secret Service considers the old spy to be anything except a senile has-been who can’t give up the game—until he’s shot in the face at point-blank range.
Although George Smiley (code name: Max) is officially retired, he’s summoned to identify the body now bearing Moscow Centre’s bloody imprimatur. As he works to unearth his friend’s fatal secrets, Smiley heads inexorably toward one final reckoning with Karla—his dark “grail.”
'Smiley's People' is the third and final novel of the "Karla Trilogy", following ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ and ‘The Honourable Schoolboy’. It was dramatized as a six-part miniseries for television for the BBC in 1982 as a sequel to ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ (1979), again starring Alec Guinness as George Smiley.