Long-awaited reissue of the first part of the classic spy trilogy, GAME, SET and MATCH, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world.
East is East and West is West – and they meet in Berlin…
He was the best source the Department ever had, but now he desperately wanted to come over the Wall. ‘Brahms Four’ was certain a high-ranking mole was set to betray him. There was only one Englishman he trusted any more: someone from the old days.
So they decided to put Bernard Samson back into the field after five sedentary years of flying a desk.
The field is Berlin.
The game is as baffling, treacherous and lethal as ever…
‘Deighton’s best novel to date - sharp, witty and sour, like Raymond Chandler adapted to British gloom and the multiple betrayals of the private spy’
‘Sheer consistent rightness page after page after page’
‘Virtuoso top level performance’
‘A masterly performance, much the best thing Deighton has done since SS-GB’
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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Glad to see this is being re-issued. Highly recommend.
Good old spy thriller
I read this trilogy years ago and have reread all three at least once, even knowing the outcome this is still good story telling. Also read and enjoyed others of Deighton's work. I am pleased to find them available again!
As a fan of John LeCarre and Martin Cruz Smith, I enjoy spy novels for light escapist entertainment. I was delighted to find this Deighton trilogy. It is the same genre and nearly as well crafted as the other two authors' works.