Lively, exciting, ingenious.
* Observer *
Len Deighton's spy novels are so good they make me sad the Cold War is over. -- Malcolm Gladwell
What raises Deighton's genre to art is not only his absorbing characters but his metaphoric grace, droll wit, command of technical detail, and sure sense of place. -- Andy Solomon * Washington Post *
Deighton's fiction has stood the test of time. His habitually acerbic narrative voice still has much to say to contemporary readers ... Now a fresh generation have the chance to sample Deighton's wares as Penguin republishes many of his books. -- Vanessa Thorpe * The Observer *
Mr Deighton is really something special. * Sunday Times *
For sheer readability he has no peer. * Evening Standard *
Fleming made spy fiction globally popular, but it took Deighton in the Sixties to make it hip. * The Telegraph *
With this, his second bestseller in as many years, Len Deighton really hit his stride. Multiple deceits defy a full plot summary. Suffice to say that with a succession of startling revelations linked by sharp dialogue, the book effortlessly acquires classic status.
-- Barry Turner * Daily Mail *