CALL FOR THE DEAD, de John le Carré, é o primeiro da série protagonizada por George Smiley. Li este livro na altura em que saiu e gostei bastante. Entretanto, emprestei-o a alguém e, digamos que essa pessoa deve ter gostado ainda mais, ao ponto de não o ter devolvido passado todo este tempo.
Para quem não conhece, aqui fica a sinopse:
«George Smiley had liked the man and now the man was dead. Suicide. But why? An anonymous letter had alleged that Foreign Office man Samuel Fennan had been a member of the Communist Party as a student before the war. Nothing very unusual for his generation.
Smiley had made it clear that the investigation, little more than a routine security check, was over and that the file on Fennan could be closed. Next day, Fennan was dead with a note by his body saying his career was finished and he couldn’t go on.»
Vai ser uma releitura agradável.