Horse Under Water

Horse Under Water

by Len Deighton

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ISBN-13: 9780586044315
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Publication date: 01/20/2015
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 884,828
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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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Horse Under Water 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
harveybiggins on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Solid but unspectacular - in the same series as Ipcress File. Deighton's anti-hero is diverting - but it does not deliver in the same way as the Bernard Sansom novels.
glauver More than 1 year ago
Horse Under Water, the second of Len Deighton's Secret Files novels, suffers from a dated, overly complex plot. When it was written escaped Nazis had infiltrated many European countries. (I know Nazism is still lurking in the anti-immigrant movements there but that is different kettle of fish.) The drug elements also are from another time when smuggling was totally different. The book comes to a stop as much as the plot resolves itself. That may be real life but it seems unsatisfactory. But now for the good points. The cynical nameless spy is as witty, amoral, and insubordinate as ever. Deighton's camera eye descriptions help you “see” the action and a 60s London atmosphere hangs over the characters. This was pre-Beatles but Miles Davis is name checked. In the end, the book functions as a spy fiction time capsule.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MEAN OLD R A P I S T ! *he punches the shadow in the face*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*grabs you and whips you in the bu.tt* you stay right here*
AnonymousDK More than 1 year ago
The second in the series. Written in the 60's and is a wonderful story of a British agent in Portugal It reads like it was written today. Mr Deighton has made it a interesting story. Has nothing to do with horses..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have only read the first chapter but i know it is going to be a great book. If you are a big horse person you will like it!!:)
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