Naturally, it has a hidden purpose: to compile dossiers of tape and film on influential political clients from East and West. Into this twilight world of decadence and hidden motives come the agents of four world powers. Are they after datt’s pornographic blackmail dossiers? or is their purpose altogether more deadly than a trip to the blue movies…?This new reissue includes a foreword from the cover designer, Oscar-winning filmmaker Arnold Schwartzman, and a brand new introduction by Len Deighton, which offers a fascinating insight into the writing of the story.
Twinkle Twinkle Little SpyA soviet space scientist defects to win academic freedom, but western intelligence has other plans for him, and sends an unnamed spy - perhaps the same reluctant hero of The Ipcress File - to look after him. But what follows is a blood-streaked trail across three continents…Twinkle, spy and counter-spy, Twinkle Little Spy reveals a more mature Deighton exploring relationships between couples: professional rivals and private allies, master and slave.
. From there a trail of blood leads to Manhattan, Paris, Dublin and halfway back across Africa. In a narrative as compelling as it is tantalizing, Deighton surpasses all his previous triumphs and holds the reader spellbound to the very last page. This new reissue includes a foreword from the cover designer, Oscar-winning filmmaker Arnold Schwartzman, and a brand new introduction by Len Deighton, which offers a fascinating insight into the writing of the story.
With an uncanny feeling for landscape, he begins his story in the awesome emptiness and remorseless heat of the Sahara desert. Some are drawn together mutual comfort, others for exploitation.
Yesterday’s SpyTime to re-open the master file on yesterday’s spy…this new reissue includes a foreword from the cover designer, Oscar-winning filmmaker Arnold Schwartzman, and a brand new introduction by Len Deighton, which offers a fascinating insight into the writing of the story. Sinister rumours link clandestine Arab arms dealing with the man who led the old anti-Nazi Guernica network.
Time to reopen the master file on yesterday’s spy…Sinister rumours link clandestine Arab arms dealing with the man who led the old anti-Nazi Guernica network.
Horse Under WaterThe un-named hero of the ipcress File the same: insolent, fallible, capricious – in other words, human. The dead hand of a long-defeated nazi third reich reaches out to portugal, london and Marrakech in Deighton’s second novel, featuring the same anonymous narrator and milieu of The IPCRESS File, but finds Dawlish now head of the secret British Intelligence unit, WOOCP.
The ipcress File was a debut sensation. Here in the second secret file, london and marrakech, skin-diving, horse under Water, drug trafficking and blackmail all feature in a curious story in which the dead hand of a long-defeated Hitler-Germany reaches out to Portugal, and to all the neo-Nazis of today’s Europe.
The detail is frightening but unfaultable; the story as up to date as ever it was. But he must draw on all his abilities, betrayal and greed every bit as murky as the waters off the coast of Portugal, good and bad, when plunged into a story of murder, where the answers lie buried.
Billion-Dollar BrainThe classic spy thriller of lethal computer-age intrigue and a maniac’s private cold war, featuring the same anonymous narrator and milieu of The IPCRESS File. The fourth of deighton’s novels to be narrated by the unnamed employee of WOOCP is the thrilling story of an anti-communist espionage network owned by a Texan billionaire, General Midwinter, run from a vast computer complex known as the Brain.
After having been recruited by harvey newbegin, to the stifling heat of Texas, Riga and Leningrad, the narrator travels from the bone-freezing winter of Helsinki, and soon finds himself tangling with enemies on both sides of the Iron Curtain.
Spy StoryAnd europe’s whole future hangs by a deadly thread…Spy Story is the most authentic and brilliant novel of espionage yet from the world’s greatest writer of spy thrillers. This new reissue includes a foreword from the cover designer, Oscar-winning filmmaker Arnold Schwartzman, and a brand new introduction by Len Deighton, which offers a fascinating insight into the writing of the story.
Computer games run in a classified war studies centre in London. Patrick armstrong - possibly the same reluctant hero of The Ipcress File - is sent to investigate. Patrick armstrong is a tough, dedicated agent and war-games player. Nuclear submarines prowl beneath Arctic ice. But in armstrong’s violent, complex world, war-games are all too often played for real.
Soon the chase or is it escape? is on. From the secretive computerized college of war studies in London via a bleak, sinister Scottish redoubt to the Arctic ice cap where nuclear submarines prowl ominously beneath frozen wastes, a lethal web of violence and double-cross is woven. And war games go into real time.
Funeral in BerlinBritish intelligence are willing to pay, providing their own top secret agent is in Berlin to act as go-between. A game in which the blood-stained legacy of Nazi Germany is enmeshed in the intricate moves of cold war espionage…. But it soon becomes apparent that behind the facade of an elaborate mock funeral lies a game of deadly manoeuvres and ruthless tactics.
A ferociously cool Cold War thriller from the author of The Ipcress File. Len deighton’s third novel has become a classic, as compelling and suspenseful now as when it first exploded on to the bestseller lists. In berlin, where neither side of the wall is safe, Colonel Stok of Red Army Security is prepared to sell an important Russian scientist to the West.
The Ipcress FileLen deighton’s classic first novel, whose protagonist is a nameless spy – later christened Harry Palmer and made famous worldwide in the iconic 1960s film starring Michael Caine. The ipcress file was not only len Deighton’s first novel, it was his first bestseller and the book that broke the mould of thriller writing.
For the working class narrator, an apparently straightforward mission to find a missing biochemist becomes a journey to the heart of a dark and deadly conspiracy. The film of the ipcress file gave Michael Caine one of his first and still most celebrated starring roles, while the novel itself has become a classic.
City of GoldBut cairo is a city of fool’s gold, oscar-winning filmmaker arnold schwartzman, not even Cutler, and a brand new introduction by Len Deighton, where nothing and nobody, can be taken at face value…This new reissue includes a foreword from the cover designer, which offers a fascinating insight into the writing of the story.
Rommel’s seemingly invincible Afrika Korps is at the gates of Egypt – perhaps soon to threaten Cairo itself. Rommel has a spy in the city – a source so well-informed that the German commander knows in advance every movement of the allied forces. Amongst the teeming streets and bazaars, the British, led by Major Albert Cutler, must find him.
Goodbye Mickey MouseAlike only in their courage, they forge a bond of friendship in battle with far-reaching consequences for themselves, and for the future of those they love. In goodbye mickey mouse len deighton has written his best novel yet: a brilliant, multi-dimensional picture of what it is to be at war… and what it was to be in love in the England of 1944.
Goodbye mickey mouse is deighton’s fourteenth novel and a vivid evocation of wartime England, the story of a group of American fighter pilots flying escort missions over Germany in the winter of 1943-4. At the centre of the novel are two young men: the deeply reserved Captain Jamie Farebrother, and the cocky Lieutenant Mickey Morse, estranged son of a deskbound colonel, well on his way to becoming America’s Number One Flying Ace.
Charity Samson Book 9Meanwhile, bernard’s friend since childhood, Werner Volkmann, is reluctant to get involved in Bernard’s crusade. A wonderful depiction both of covert operations and office politics, Charity is packed with action, incident and intrigue, bringing to a triumphant conclusion a series of ten novels that represents one of the great acheivements of modern English fiction.
This reissue includes a foreword from the cover designer, and a brand new introduction by Len Deighton, Oscar-winning filmmaker Arnold Schwartzman, which offers a fascinating insight into the writing of the story. Bernard samson returns to berlin in the final novel in the classic spy trilogy, FAITH, HOPE and CHARITYBernard continues to chip away at the mystery of his sister-in-law Tessa Kosinski’s death in Berlin on the crucial night when his wife Fiona was brought out of the East.
Fighting to uncover the truth, he must also confront the key relationships in his own life: Fiona is still far from stable now that she has returned to work, and their children remain in the clutches of his wealthy and manipulative father-in-law.