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Spy story, Len Deighton

Label
Spy story
Title
Spy story
Statement of responsibility
Len Deighton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
ESPIONAGE & SPY THRILLER. Computer games run in a classified war studies centre in London. Nuclear submarines prowl beneath Arctic ice. And war games go into real time. Patrick Armstrong - possibly the same reluctant hero of The Ipcress File - is sent to investigate. Patrick Armstrong is a tough, dedicated agent and war-games player. But in Armstrong's violent, complex world, war-games are all too often played for real. Soon the chase (or is it escape?) is on. 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. And Europe's whole future hangs by a deadly thread...Spy Story is the most authentic and brilliant novel of espionage yet from the world's greatest writer of spy thrillers
Summary
On his way home, the unsuspecting ex-spy's car breaks down close to his old flat, and he breaks in to telephone for help. He is shocked to discover himself duplicated there: the same clothes, china, record collection and, spookiest of all, even the same photographs. Very much against his will, Deighton's hero is propelled into a brutal, devious conspiracy of East/West power politics. Soon embedded in its coils are the Red Admiral commanding Soviet antisubmarine warfare, a wealthy English eccentric, and a drunken member of Parliament who may be working for the British Secret Service. "Spy story" is vintage Len Deighton, a plot with stunning counterfeits and unfailing suspense right to its final devastating nightmarish climax
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
023579
Cataloging source
WWBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1929-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Deighton, Len
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Nuclear submarines
Target audience
adult
Label
Spy story, Len Deighton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • This edition originally published: 2012
  • Formerly CIP.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058257612
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
xii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780008162177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)922727851
Label
Spy story, Len Deighton
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • This edition originally published: 2012
  • Formerly CIP.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058257612
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
xii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780008162177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)922727851

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