Jon O. Newman is a Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. (May 2015)

IN THE REVIEW

The Deadly Art of Double Deception

For years I wondered whether the ingenious premise of Agatha Christie’s “The Witness for the Prosecution” influenced John le Carré to use the same premise in The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. So I asked him, and he replied. But first the facts.