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.
`Here is the master of espionage writing at his brilliant best... an authentic, compelling read' Mail on Sunday `Deighton's prose is tough, clean and compelling... storytelling of this high quality will never go out of fashion' Sunday Express `Like the vintage Bentley, Deighton's prose ... runs extremely smoothly' Times Literary Supplement