Spy Story by Len Deighton

Spy Story

byLen Deighton

Paperback | January 20, 2015

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Computer games run in a classified war studies centre in London. Nuclear submarines prowl beneath Arctic ice. And war games go into real time. 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. 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 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.

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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 ...
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Title:Spy StoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pagesPublished:January 20, 2015Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007458363

ISBN - 13:9780007458363

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'The spy story at its best'The Times'His best so far'Observer'A cracking story'Evening Standard'Cool, intricate plotting . excitement and applied violence . exactly how entertainment should be written'Daily Mirror'Excellently exciting'Sunday Times'Authentic thrills of chase and capture . impressive'Sunday Telegraph