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.
`Superb... The secret of Spy Hook is its readability... Deighton
is the inspiration for Le Carre and Forsyth and a master of his
`In Deighton's best books - like this one - the narrative glides
forward on rollers, and the scenes and characters fit perfectly
into place. The result is marvellous entertainment'
`Vintage, treble-crossing, East-West intrigue ... written with
Deighton's usual punch and economy'
`The narrative glides forward on rollers, and the scenes and
characters fit perfectly into place. The result is a marvellous
`Mr Deighton's touch is unfailing ... never a false note'
New York Times Book Review