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 stunning spy story... Deighton remains the incomparable entertainer' The Guardian `Exciting and well made.' Daily Telegraph `Deighton in top form... the best kind of action entertainment' Publishers Weekly `Deliciously sharp and flawlessly accurate dialogue, breathtakingly clever plotting, confident character drawing... a splendidly strongly told story' The Times `A master of fictional espionage.' Daily Mail `The poet of the spy story.' Sunday Times `For sheer readability he has no peer' The Standard