Spy Story



Spy Story An attempted murder, the defection of a highly placed KGB official, and an explosive nuclear submarine chase beneath the Arctic Ocean seem to have little connection to one another But they are the sparks that propel Pat Armstrong also known as Harry Palmer into the heart of a brutal East West power play And when Armstrong returns to his own apartment where someone who looks and dresses just like him has taken up his identity we are drawn into the world of spies and counterspies, plots and counterplots, that is Len Deighton s unbeatable trademark. Download Spy Story By Len Deighton – heartforum.co.uk

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Spy Story  By Len Deighton IBN : 0061002658 Format : Mass Market Paperback – heartforum.co.uk
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 291 pages
  • Spy Story
  • Len Deighton
  • English
  • 01 September 2018
  • 0061002658

10 thoughts on “Spy Story

  1. Feliks says:

    It is a somewhat morosely told tale Reads almost like a dreary English mystery set in the Cotswolds There is a lot of bleak weather and dour, phlegmatic, stale Englishness in this light little work The pleasure in reading Deighton is the nimbleness of his prose the occasional tiny flash of insight or cultural commentary He will poke gentle fun at a crass new plastic thatched farmhouse roof, or the way the wealthy serve sherry, or housing projects, or vegetarianism, or any number of other It is a somewhat morosely told tale Reads almost like a dreary English mystery set in the Cotswolds There is a lot of bleak weather and dour, phlegmatic, stale Englishness in this light little work The pleasure in reading Deighton is the nimbleness of his prose the occasional tiny flash of insight or cultur...

  2. David Manns says:

    Deighton is on record as saying that the hero of this spy story is not the same unnamed spy from The Iprcess File, Funeral In Berlin etc, but that he is cut from the same cloth Indeed it is easy to see why people assume he is He s previously been employed by Dawlish, knows Colonel Stok and is similary disaffected by the secret life.Going by the cover name of Pat Armstrong, our protagonist works at the Studies Centre in London programming War Games alongside the well heeled Ferdy Foxwell and Deighton is on record as saying that the hero of this spy story is not the same unnamed spy from The Iprcess File, Funeral In Berlin etc, but that he is cut from the same cloth Indeed it is easy to see why people assume he is He s previously been employed by Dawlish, knows Colonel Stok and is similary disaffected by the secret life.Going by the cover name of Pat Armstrong, our protagonist works at the Studies Centre in London programming War Games alongside the well heeled Ferdy Foxwell and under the beady eye of newly appointed boss Colonel Schlegel, a brash American The story opens with Armstrong and Foxwell returning from a six week trip on a nuclear sub gathering intel on Soviet communications in the Arctic Ocean for use in the war game tactical scenarios Armstrong, his car breaking down on his way home, breaks into his old fla...

  3. Karan says:

    Crisp, dense plot with an unflappable hero Just how I like my spy thrillers

  4. Paul says:

    This is a wasted book There s no need to write this It s purely an attempt at getting a character out of retirement, who was only put there in this novel anyway Patchy, jumpy and incoherent from start to finish I dearly hope the final Harry Palmer Patrick...

  5. Mrs. Jean Spence says:

    Great readI Love all his books The Samson ones are the best but this quartet is recommended as very good too.

  6. J says:

    What is it with these British spy novelists Modern spy stories, specifically of the American vein, are typically testosterone brimming, gadget wanking Cretin A Thons in which all the work of spying is managed by a few rubber noses, a silicon based transmitter, a few ounces of plasticine explosives, and some rock hard abs While British historian, Len Deighton doesn t provide readers with the kind of from the inside access that John le Carr brings to his work, he brings to the table the histori What is it with these British spy novelists Modern spy stories, specifically of the American vein, are typically testosterone brimming, gadget wanking Cretin A Thons in which all the work of spying is managed by a few rubber noses, a silicon based transmitter, a few ounces of plasticine explosives, and some rock hard abs While British historian, Len Deighton doesn t provide readers with the kind of from the inside access that John le Carr brings to his work, he brings t...

  7. Simon Mcleish says:

    Originally published on my blog here in May 2004.After a sequence of novels which are each in some way different from everything else he had written, Spy Story is Len Deighton s return to basics It could almost be another sequel to The Ipcress File it even shares several characters It is actually listed on Fantastic Fiction as one of the Harry Palmer novels, but the narrator is named, and isn t Palmer Pat Armstrong, the narrator, works in wargaming, using the latest intelligence about Sovi Originally published on my blog here in May 2004.After a sequence of novels which are each in some way different from everything else he had written, Spy Story is Len Deighton s return to basics It could almost be another sequel to The Ipcress File it even shares several characters It is actually listed on Fantastic Fiction as one of the Harry Palmer novels, but the narrator is named, and isn t Palmer Pat Armstrong, the narrator, works in wargaming, using the latest intelligence about Soviet military deployment with the help of what are now extremely primitive computers When his car breaks down at night and he is unable to find a phone, he uses a key he still has to let himself into his old flat to make the call from there only to find he has apparently continued to live there and his family photos around the flat now show him with a sligh...

  8. Luis Felipe says:

    Review of Spy Story by Len Deighton Spy Story by Len Deighton is one of the many spy novels written by this author and it portrays to us how the espionage divisions were used in Great Britain after World War II and before the Cold War during the Soviet Union attack threats The protagonist of the story is a spy, that uses the pseudonym of Pat Armstrong and the novels plot is about various events that occur in the spy world and in Armstrong s life after he returns from a submarine mission All t Review of Spy Story by Len Deighton Spy Story by Len Deighton is one of the many spy novels written by this author and it portrays to us how the espionage divisions were used in Great Britain after World War II and before the Cold War during th...

  9. Larry says:

    Pat Armstrong, the naval war games center administrator, marks the return of Deighton s original unnamed spy from The Ipcress File through Horse Under Water It was a welcome return in 174, and it still is Having come back from a submarine mission to probe Russia s northern coastal defenses and too gain information to hone the accuracy of the war games study center s scenarios, Armstrong finds that his life has been invaded or co opted in his absence. Always being one to push back, the f Pat Armstrong, the naval war games center administrator, marks the return of Deighton s original unnamed spy from The Ipcress File through Horse Under Water It was a welcome return in 174, and it still is Having come back from a submarine mission to probe Russia s northern coastal defenses and too gain information to hone the accuracy of the war games study center s scenarios, Armstrong finds that his life has been invaded or co opted in his absence. Always being one to push back, the...

  10. Jak60 says:

    The recipe to make a good book is pretty simple you need a good story, and you need it well written This is the case for many Don Leighton books namely the Samson series , which I have enjoyed deeply It is not the case of Spy Story, unfortunately as it is Leighton s, the book is well written, as usual slow pace, light prose, soft irony, good dialogues The story though is weak, simply too weak to make a good book overall It took until page 122 of 305 42% into the book to get to the first The recipe to make a good book is pretty simple you need a good story, and you need it well written This is the case for many Don Leighton books namely the Samson series , which I have enjoyed deeply It is not the case of Spy Story, unfortunately as it is Leighton s, the book is well written, as usual slow pace, light prose, soft irony, good dialogues The story though is weak, simply too weak to make a good book overall ...

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