Funeral in Berlin

Funeral in Berlin

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by Len Deighton
     
 

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FUNERAL IN BERLIN is a spellbinding tale of espionage and its counter in which double and triple crosses are common. Berlin with its infamous wall symbolized the Cold War as did no other place. It was like theatre, but is war for real.

"Len Deighton has always been fascinated with the Cold War in a way that could be called scholarly...one always feels that the

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FUNERAL IN BERLIN is a spellbinding tale of espionage and its counter in which double and triple crosses are common. Berlin with its infamous wall symbolized the Cold War as did no other place. It was like theatre, but is war for real.

"Len Deighton has always been fascinated with the Cold War in a way that could be called scholarly...one always feels that the intricacies of espionage and of the Soviet Union's spy apparatus rest on serious research. And he writes with effortless mastery." (The Wall Street Journal)

"A most impressive book, a chronicle of our times, in which the tension, more like a chronic ache than a stab of pain, never lets go." (The London Evening Standard)

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‘A most impressive book in which the tension, more like a chronic ache than a sharp stab of pain, never lets go.’ Evening Standard‘A ferociously cool fable, even better than The Spy Who Came In From the Cold.’ New York Times‘Brilliant, bright and wicked.’ Vogue‘A master of fictional espionage.’ Daily Mail‘The poet of the spy story.’ Sunday Times‘Deighton is so far in the front of other writers in the field that they are not even in sight’ Sunday Times‘Nobody now seriously doubts that Deighton is the most credible of all the spysmiths’ The Scotsman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402790645
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
08/02/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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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.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funeral in Berlin is a good suspense novel. Author Len Deighton is one of the best. I would read his other books.
glauver More than 1 year ago
Funeral In Berlin just may be Len Deighton's all time best espionage novel. Unless you are over 60 years old, the language and terminology may seem arcane, but the plot still packs a punch. The nameless WOOC(P) agent and an international cast of spies wander through an amoral Cold War landscape, ostensibly to smuggle a Russian scientist across the Wall. Of course, since this is a Deighton thriller, nothing is quite as it seems and no one can be taken at face value, not even the narrator. There are critics who praise his later Bernard Samson trilogies, but I feel his 60s stuff is his best.
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