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.
'A string of brilliantly mounted set-pieces... superbly laconic wisecracks' The Times 'Like lying back in a hot bath with a large malt whisky - absolute bliss... superbly combines violent action with a strong emotional undertow. The plotting in Faith is masterly, the atmospheric descriptions superb...' Sunday Telegraph