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by Robert Whitfield,Len Deighton

eBook Spy Story ePub
Author: Robert Whitfield,Len Deighton
Language: English
ISBN: 0786117974
ISBN13: 978-0786117970
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc; Unabridged edition (July 1, 2000)
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Subcategory: Thriller
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 277
Formats: mbr azw azw lit
ePub file: 1638 kb
Fb2 file: 1641 kb

Len Deighton (Author), Robert Whitfield (Narrator). I've read probably 100s of Cold War spy novels. In my opinion John Lecarre and Len Deighton are the best writers in this genre

Len Deighton (Author), Robert Whitfield (Narrator). Book 5 of 6 in the Harry Palmer Series. In my opinion John Lecarre and Len Deighton are the best writers in this genre. I liked Deighton's "Spy Story" when I first read it about 20 years ago. On re-reading it I'm glad to see that it holds up very well.

But above all, this is a book depicting the ‘great outdoors’. I have always admired those writers who have a deep and lifelong obsession with nature

But war’s a game, which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play a. William Cowper, 1731–1800. But above all, this is a book depicting the ‘great outdoors’. I have always admired those writers who have a deep and lifelong obsession with nature. I had very little experience of the countryside when I was a child.

Leonard Cyril Deighton (/ˈdiːtən/; born 18 February 1929) is a British author. Deighton is considered one of the top three spy novelists of his time (along with Ian Fleming and John le Carré). In addition he is a highly acclaimed military historian,. In addition he is a highly acclaimed military historian, cookery writer, and graphic artist. The IPCRESS File (1962), his first novel, was an instant bestseller and broke the mould of thriller writing. The Sunday Times called him "the poet of the spy story"

Spy Line - is a 1989 spy novel by Len Deighton

Spy Line - is a 1989 spy novel by Len Deighton. It is the second book in the Hook Line and Sinker series, and is the final book for the major plot arc of the series, as the following book Spy Sinker covers the entire story from the third person and fills in.

Robert Hanssen was looking for himself. 2. The Man Who Was Sunday. Howard Hanssen, a Chicago police officer, and his wife, Vivian, lived in a modest two-story white bungalow in Norwood Park at 6215 North Neva Avenue

Robert Hanssen was looking for himself. Howard Hanssen, a Chicago police officer, and his wife, Vivian, lived in a modest two-story white bungalow in Norwood Park at 6215 North Neva Avenue. Howard Hanssen was serving as a petty officer in the Navy during World War II when, on April 18, 1944, their son and only ch. ild, Robert Philip, was born.

Deighton is on record as saying that the hero of this spy story is not the same unnamed spy from The Iprcess File, Funeral In Berlin etc, but that he is 'cut from the same cloth'

Deighton is on record as saying that the hero of this spy story is not the same unnamed spy from The Iprcess File, Funeral In Berlin etc, but that he is 'cut from the same cloth'. Indeed it is easy to see why people assume he is. He's previously been employed by Dawlish, knows Colonel Stok and is similary disaffected by the secret life.

Spy Story – Ebook written by Len Deighton. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Spy Story. From the secretive computerized college of war studies in London via a bleak, sinister Scottish redoubt to the Arctic ice cap where nuclear submarines prowl ominously beneath frozen wastes, a lethal web of violence and double-cross is woven. Spy Story is the most authentic and brilliant novel of espionage yet from the world’s greatest writer of spy thrillers.

In this respect the object of each game is not victory. NOTES FOR WARGAMERS’. LONDON When there was a game in progress, the Studies Centre became a different sort of place. served forty lunches and there wasn’t even standing room in the upstairs bar. My new job as Schlegel’s personal assistant meant that I spent a great deal of time in the Control Room looking down from the balcony to the War Table. Also I was one of the few people permitted to visit both Blue Suite and Red Suite while the game was in progress

Spy Story is the most authentic and brilliant novel of espionage yet from the world’s greatest writer of spy thrillers

Spy Story is the most authentic and brilliant novel of espionage yet from the world’s greatest writer of spy thrillers. This new reissue includes a foreword from the cover designer, Oscar-winning filmmaker Arnold Schwartzman, and a brand new introduction by Len Deighton, which offers a fascinating insight into the writing of the story. Thriller & Crime Espionage.

Conjukus
Classic Harry Palmer.A bit older and even more cynical, trying to put his past behind him, gets sucked into into one more convoluted escapade. I never fully understand the plots of these books, but the 60s London setting and the characters are brilliant.
Makaitist
Two civilians leave as soon as their submarine anchors at a remote, secret Scottish Navy base. They are Patrick Armstrong and Ferdy Foxwell (PA;FF). They spent 43 days without booze or smokes under water and below the North Pole's thick and uneven icecap, esp. when seen from below. So, time for a drink or two in the first pub in this barren, cliff-ridden region, before going home. They survive an attempt to tip their car over the edge by another car, whose occupants are nicely settled in when they arrive at the pub. Was it a warning?
PA and FF take all this in their stride, staying cooler than you or I would. Attentive readers may suspect at this stage that we are mere spectators in a long-planned drama and that PA and FF are mere pawns or larger pieces in some Cold War chess game. Because more incidents occur, esp. to PA, such as a brutal armed burglary of his new flat by Soviet intelligence officers led by KGB Colonel Stok (who reappears as an adept of the Scottish poet Burns in "Billion Dollar Brain"). Another warning to desist? Earlier, upon arrival from Scotland, PA used his abandoned flat to call for a taxi and finds it curiously changed and extended, with medical equipment added, and a passage made to the flat next door. What alarms him most is evidence that his identity has been stolen to benefit another man...
At work (PA and FF both work at a War Office institute devoted to studying historical conflicts with the aid of computers) a new broom has been appointed, the abrasive, retired Colonel Chuck Schlegel (USMC). His task is to merge the institute with similar war games institutions in NATO-land. He orders a naval war game between the Red Room (commanded by Ferdy) and the Blue Room ( led by visiting top US admirals) to secure more funding and legitimacy for the institute. Or what? PA is referee Schlegel's Personal Assistant and able to move between Red and Blue. It gives him a crash course in decision-making and playing foul to obtain higher objectives.

"Spy Story" is about a carefully-planned defection of a key Soviet submarine commander. Len Deighton must remain in print. It is not for claustrophobics. His knowledge in 1974 of the intelligence capabilities of submarines and computers is awesome. Colonel Schlegel makes a comeback in "Yesterday's Spy". Authentic, convincing and with a chilling finale.
Daigami
I've read probably 100s of Cold War spy novels. In my opinion John Lecarre and Len Deighton are the best writers in this genre. I liked Deighton's "Spy Story" when I first read it about 20 years ago. On re-reading it I'm glad to see that it holds up very well.

The elements of the plot are all familiar: retired spy reluctantly drawn back into the game, infighting among the various intelligence agencies, opportunity for an intelligence coup or it is really a Soviet trick?, public school Brits vs hardnosed American military types, double agents & double crosses, etc. Len Deighton weaves all these near-cliches into a well-written, fast-paced, action & detection narrative.

I never thought I'd use the word nostalgia with regard to the Cold War, but that was my reaction to "Spy Story". As the opening of the Lone Ranger show used to say "Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear".
Jonariara
Since Marlowe was considered a spy in Britain, this book about Pat Armstrong was tempting as his identity had been stolen by someone who looked and dressed like him, Harry Palmer. Regardless of what I may seem like over the radio, or through my words, I'm just a young man trying to make his way through this world the best way he can. I'd like to think that I'm a good guy, and that I do things that are extraordinary, at times. But, over all, I'm as normal as most. The music began on the radio: Noel Coward on the piano. Not MYL but British, so could he be a spy. He wrote, You are a dear friend to me. Even though we are both miles away, and very much different in age - I think we have a special friendship, though we have never met. And we can relate to so many things that are similar. It's well known that radio people are seldom who they claim to be, using another name and identity. They are the modern version of spies. The first Politburo shake-out since the ousting of Nikita Khrushchev was announced at the end of a two-day meeting of the Central Committee. According to observers, the new line-up means the end of all hopes for the German treaty of federalization.

There is a real spy story about John Richardson who had been a US double agent in the 1930s in military intelligence. He learned about Communist insurgencies and how Lenin had created the Communist International of the show "purge" trials of the 1930s. It was called the golden age of spying from 1950 to 1960.

Len Deighton is a historian who has written several such stories about spies, counterspies, plots, and counterplots, like 'Berlin Game' and 'Funeral in Berlin.' Marx had designed his theories around the belief that Germany would be the first socialist land, and that Communism is the 'opiate of the intellectuals.' As a historian, he also wrote 'The True Story of the Battle of Britain, and 'Blood, Tears, and Folly (WWII) in 1993 which has been re-released in 2005.
Dangerous
I gave up on the book about half way through. It was quite dated - having been written in the early 1970s, and showing it. The plot was very slow to evolve, and it seemed confusing to determine what was going on. If you are British and have experience with WWII-era war games, the book may have some appeal. Otherwise, it's a waste of time.
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