Reading Club: The Spy Who Came in From The Cold (1.2)

In the Reading Club series, we read books together, enjoy them, and learn from them.

This is the second part of John le Carré‘s The Spy Who Came in From The Cold.

Chapter 1: Checkpoint


“Agents aren’t airplanes. They don’t have schedules. He’s blown, he’s on the run, he’s frightened. Mundt’s after him, now, at this moment. He’s got only one chance. Let him choose his time.”

The younger man hesitated, wanting to go and not finding the moment.

A bell rang inside the hut. They waited, suddenly alert. A policeman said in German, “Black Opel Rekord, Federal registration.”

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