John le Carre’s Smiley’s people follows George Smiley as he tries to piece together the murder of his friend and British spy, Vladimir. As he does so he uncovers a sinister plot about his old nemesis Karla the Russian Director of the secret service and a Russian immigrant named Maria Andreyevna Ostrakova. That about all I say about the plot about if I say anything more, it will only lead to more question than it will answer. Despite the slightly overcomplicated plot I liked this book, due to the fact the characters are very likeable, meaning that despite the fact I didn’t understand what anyone was talking about I did care about their endeavours. It was dramatic, mysterious and the ending discovery does pay off.