By Len Deighton
A ferociously cool chilly warfare mystery from the writer of The Ipcress File.
Len Deighton’s 3rd novel has turn into a vintage, as compelling and suspenseful now as while it first exploded directly to the bestseller lists.
In Berlin, the place neither aspect of the wall is secure, Colonel Stok of pink military protection is ready to promote a massive Russian scientist to the West – for a value. British intelligence are keen to pay, supplying their very own best undercover agent is in Berlin to behave as go-between. however it quickly turns into obvious that in the back of the facade of an complex mock funeral lies a video game of lethal manoeuvres and ruthless strategies. A online game during which the blood-stained legacy of Nazi Germany is enmeshed within the complex strikes of chilly warfare espionage…
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