Funeral in Berlinby Len Deighton
“Deighton, Greene and John le Carré comprise the reigning triumvirate of fictional spymasters beside whom all others pale.”—Seattle Times
In 1963, Berlin is dark and dangerous. Len Deighton’s skilled, jaded, anonymous hero of The IPCRESS File is now set to arrange the defection—and fake the death—of a leading Soviet scientist. “A ferociously cool fable” (New York Times) and one of the first novels written after the construction of the Berlin Wall, Funeral in Berlin revels in the fraught, chilling atmosphere of a divided city.
“A ferociously cool fable.”—New York Times
“An emphatic and successful performance.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“A most impressive book in which the tension, more like a chronic ache than a sharp stab of pain, never lets go.”—Evening Standard
“A super-duper, dazzling display of intelligence agents at work… sparkling with bright wit and satirical and sardonic humor . . . a slam-bang of a novel, and the only one we can guarantee won’t be double-crossed is the reader!”—Hartford Courant