Alec Leamas - This is the main character of the book, whose professional life is tied to the British intelligence community.
Liz Gold - This person is a young cataloging assistant at the Bayswater Library for Psychic Research, and a member of the local Communist Party.
Hans Dieter Mundt - This character is the deputy director of the East German intelligence agency, and is turned into a double agent for the British side. This character also goes on trial in the novel.
Fiedler - This person is the second in command of the East German intelligence community, who suspects that his former Nazi boss is secretly acting as a double agent for Britain.
George Smiley - A British agent who comes out of retirement to assist on one last mission, this character's role in the mission is to contact another character's girlfriend in order to provide evidence...
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