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  • A ferociously cool fable.

    New York Times
  • A most impressive book in which the tension, more like a chronic ache than a sharp stab of pain, never lets go.

    Evening Standard
  • 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
  • Like lying back in a hot bath with a large malt whisky - absolute bliss.

    Sunday Telegraph
  • Len Deighton's spy novels are so good they make me sad the Cold War is over.

    Malcolm Gladwell
  • Len Deighton is the Flaubert of the contemporary thriller writers.

    Michael Howard, Times Literary Supplement
  • The self-conscious cool of Deighton's writing has dated in the best way possible ... Stone-cold Cold War classic.

    Toby Litt, The Guardian

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