The Ipcress File

The Ipcress File

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by Len Deighton
     
 

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What would happen if the Kremlin could bring off a plot to put its operatives in controlling positions in Her Majesty's government? Subjects, with the highest security clearance, who feed top level secrets directly to the East? It would mean, for England, almost certain destruction!

This gripping novel of international intrigue and espionage is not only a

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What would happen if the Kremlin could bring off a plot to put its operatives in controlling positions in Her Majesty's government? Subjects, with the highest security clearance, who feed top level secrets directly to the East? It would mean, for England, almost certain destruction!

This gripping novel of international intrigue and espionage is not only a fascinating adventure but a superb close-up of the inner workings of a shadowy and fantastic profession. And because the Russians enjoyed such success in real life penetrating British security, Len Deighton's fiction mirrors fact.

"An utterly thrilling headlong flight through terror, chaos, suspense and shock...You'll not forget it." (The Los Angeles Herald Examiner)

"A spy thriller which outbonds Bond." (The London Daily Express)

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‘A spy story with a difference.’ Observer‘A master of fictional espionage.’ Daily Mail‘The poet of the spy story.’ Sunday Times‘The Ipcress File helped change the shape of the espionage thriller…the prose is still as crisp and fresh as ever…there is an infectious energy about this book which makes it a joy to read, or re-read.’ Daily Telegraph‘The self-conscious cool of Deighton’s writing has dated in the best way possible…a stone-cold cold war classic.’ Guardian‘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‘Regarded as the cold war spy thriller that made all subsequent examples of the genre possible…however much of a classic the film is, the book is a completely different proposition. It’s more intricate and far superior…a must for anyone who likes this kind of fiction.’ Loaded

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ISBN-13:
9780345335760
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/12/1985

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