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by Len Deighton

eBook City Of Gold epub
  • ISBN: 0712638571
  • Author: Len Deighton
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harper; First Edition edition (1992)
  • ePUB size: 1331 kb
  • FB2 size 1690 kb
  • Formats mbr docx lit mobi


Len Deighton (born 18 February 1929) is an English author known for his novels, works of military history, screenplays and cookery writing

Len Deighton (born 18 February 1929) is an English author known for his novels, works of military history, screenplays and cookery writing. He continued to produce what his biographer John Reilly considers "stylish, witty, well-crafted novels" in spy fiction, including three trilogies and a prequel featuring Bernard Samson.

City of Gold or Cities of Gold may refer to: Seven Cities of Gold. Quivira one of the mythical seven Cities of Gold. El Dorado, mythical city of gold in South America. City of the Caesars, mythical South American city of great wealth. La Canela, legendary location in South America said to contain large amounts of gold and spices. Paititi, legendary Inca lost city of gold, silver and jewels said to lie east of the Andes in the rain forest.

But Cairo is a city of fool’s gold, where nothing and nobody, not even Cutler, can be taken at face valu. his 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. his 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. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

City of Gold is Len Deighton’s WW2 Cairo-set spy thriller, not any other use of the common title. Rommel is coming, seemingly unstoppable

City of Gold is Len Deighton’s WW2 Cairo-set spy thriller, not any other use of the common title. Rommel is coming, seemingly unstoppable. One reason for his success is that he has a spy – somewhere – feeding him extremely good information on the British Army.

City of Gold Paperback – 13 Dec 2011. by Len Deighton (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.

by. Deighton, Len, 1929-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Len Deighton The fourth of Deighton's novels to be narrated by the unnamed employee of. .

The classic spy thriller of lethal computer-age intrigue and a maniac's private cold war, featuring the same anonymous narrator and milieu of The IPCRESS File. The fourth of Deighton's novels to be narrated by the unnamed employee of WOOC(P) is the thrilling story of an anti-communist espionage network owned by a Texan billionaire, General Midwinter, run from a vast computer complex known as the Brain. When they spotted Erich Stinnes in Mexico City, it was obvious that Bernard Samson was the right man to -?enrol-™ him.

City of Gold Len Deighton. Литагент HarperCollins. This novel is entirely a work of fiction. The names, characters and incidents portrayed in it are the work of the author’s imagination

City of Gold Len Deighton. The names, characters and incidents portrayed in it are the work of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or localities is entirely coincidental.

City of Gold - Len Deighton. It is early 1942, when City of Gold begins. In June 1941 the German army had invaded communist Russia and advanced all the way to the outskirts of Leningrad and Moscow.

Comments: (7)
Whilingudw
This is a WW2 story centered on action in North Africa. In the winter/spring of 1942 Field Marshal Rommel is close to overrunning Cairo and the Suez Canal. His success is believed to be due to very accurate intelligence being fed to him by a spy or spies close to British military HQ. The plot and the writing are very good. The characters are well developed and it’s all put together nicely. It’s also well researched and historically spot on accurate, and as you would expect with a novel by a quality author, it's properly edited.

This is not your conventional war/espionage thriller though. The spy catcher has no espionage experience, nor has he had any security training. He becomes proficient in his new job by reading old spy novels and other reference material. And, because of a twist of fate he’s not even who he is supposed to be. One character is a deserter turned black market arms dealer. He’s a slick con artist who uses his talents to create a top secret fictitious commando type unit called Special Desert Team Three which in turn enables him to freely roam the area. His band of a dozen or so deserters scavenge the battlefield for guns, ammo and small equipment. His most valued and trusted team member is an enterprising German Africa Corps deserter who disguises himself as South African soldier. He even manages to commandeer a coveted private office in the British HQ building in Cairo and hires a full colonel’s wife as a secretary who unwittingly helps him maneuver around the system.
This is balanced blend of subtle wit in a serious and deadly war setting that only a highly talented author like Len Deighton could create. A solid four star rating and highly recommended. A must read if you are a fan of the genre.
Westened
This seems to be one of the lesser-known Deighton novels, but I have read it twice and I think this is both one of his best novels AND one of the best WW2 novels ever written. That praise may seem over the top, but this story is really, really good. Deighton puts a great twist of the story of Rommel's spy and he is a superb writer anyways. Well worth reading.
Kulalas
Set in Cairo early in WWII as Rommel advances East (before el Almein), City of Gold has an interesting plot involving switched identities and the hunt for a spy. Colorful characters and side plots involving Zionist arms smugglers and corrupt British soldiers. Also, great local color. Deighton clearly loves the city of Cairo and in some ways it is a character here. As with any good historical novel, part of the fun is that the reader knows more than the characters We know that Rommel will never take Cairo, and what will become of the Zionists.
Monn
This one is a puzzler; for the first three quarters of the book I would swear it wasn't written by Deighton, whom I consider as great a spy novelist as LeCarre, and I can't give higher praise than that. Only in the last part of the novel does Deighton redeem himself. The desert battle scenes and the explanation of the "Rommel spy" are superb. If only there were a sequel
Innadril
Gives a great flavor of WW2 Cairo. Good story line. Interesting and well-developed characters although the ending was a little abrupt.
Paster
The intertwining of characters was great. Luckily, I took notes on the characters as they were introduced and what their roles were.
Cordann
Just the right mix of fact and fiction to keep your interest. The character development was very clever and believable. I hope to see the main players in future novels.
For me, this was a previously undiscovered gem by Len Deighton. The atmosphere of wartime Cairo is beautifully re-created, and peopled with a range of exquisitely drawn characters. There are sufficient twists and turns to the plot to keep the reader fully engaged, even though the ultimate end of the tale - British victory over the Germans - is obvious. A thoroughly enjoyable read, which is highly recommended to all enthusiasts of WWII genre fiction.
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