‘Deighton at his best’
‘Splendid bluffs and lots of pleasing violence’
‘Tough, well-written and extremely readable’
‘Tremendous… a must read’
‘The excitement is exactly rationed, and all the characters beautifully outlined… far better than the best work of almost anyone else’
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.