The spymaster novelist John LeCarré has gone to the great rewrite in the sky at age 89 and from pneumonia (nonTrump-Virus related). That’s extra innings in my book.
LeCarré’s novels are among the very best spy fiction ever written, and espionage professionals have said for years that “The Spy Who Came In From The Cold” was actually true, but the author denies it. George Smiley is such an iconic character many people thought he must be real.
At the root of all the LeCarré novels is the conflict of moral compromise; these are very human stories set in a world of betrayal. I have not re-read them in years, and maybe that should be a Pandemic Project.
LeCarré will be missed.