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.
`Spy Line is vigorous and sleazy, psychologically complex and action-packed. It is always exciting'
`This is vintage Deighton'
`For sheer readability he has no peer'
`No one can evoke the city of Berlin better than Deighton' Sunday Telegraph
`Deighton's grip on the tensions of espionage grows ever tighter' Mail on Sunday