‘As in all Mr Deighton’s books, the incidental detail is impeccable: as well as the hardware, military idioms, superstitions and attitudes are convincing.’ Financial Times
‘The stories are written with economy and grace. They’re highly readable and succeed in passing on to the reader… the fascination the author clearly feels for examining life lived at an extreme. His wars are often exciting, sometimes eerie, always sad.’ Evening Standard
‘They show an acute understanding of how men behave under stress, and when action is involved it comes across jabbingly and persuasively.’ Listener
‘Mr Deighton really is something special’ Sunday Times
About the Author
Born in London, Len Deighton served in the RAF before graduating from the Royal College of Art (which recently elected him a Senior Fellow). While in New York City working as a magazine illustrator he began writing his first novel, The Ipcress File, which was published in 1962. He is now the author of more than thirty books of fiction and non-fiction. At present living in Europe, he has, over the years, lived with his family in ten different countries from Austria to Portugal.