SS-GBby Len Deighton
“Deighton’s best book . . . an absorbingly exciting spy story that is also a fascinating exercise in might-have-been speculation.”—The New York Times Book Review
It is 1941 and Germany has won the war. Britain is occupied, Churchill executed, and the King imprisoned in the Tower of London. At Scotland Yard, Detective Inspector Archer tries to do his job and keep his head down. But when a body is found in a Mayfair flat, what at first appears to be a routine murder investigation sends him into a world of espionage, deceit, and betrayal.
“One of Len Deighton’s best. Apart from his virtues as a storyteller, his passion for researching his backgrounds gives his work a remarkable factual authority . . . The authority of these books seems absolute.”—The Observer
“Len Deighton is the Flaubert of contemporary thriller writers . . . There can be little doubt that this is much the way thing would have turned out if the Germans had won the war.”—Times Literary Supplement
“Deighton is a tremendous weaver of tales . . . Action is all, and splendidly done.”—The Guardian