It is a beleaguered and betrayed Secret Service that has been put in the care of George Smiley. A mole has been uncovered at the organisation´s highest levels - and its agents across the world put in grave danger. But untangling the traitor´s web gives Smiley a chance to attack his Russian counterpart, Karla. And part-time spy Jerry Westerby is the weapon at Smiley´s disposal.
The Honourable Schoolboy is remarkable and thrilling, one of three books (together with Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Smiley´s People) to feature the legendary clash between Smiley and Karla, two brilliant spymasters on opposite sides of the Cold War.