cover image The Russia House

The Russia House

John Le Carre. Bantam, $5.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-553-28534-5

A dissident Soviet physicist asks a down-at-the-heels, jazz-loving London publisher to issue his insider's study of the chaotic state of Soviet defense. ``The master of the spy novel has discovered perestroika , and the genre may never be the same again,'' observed PW . (July)