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  • Published: 30 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141995892
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

City of Gold




The race is on to find a German agent, hiding somewhere in the maze of wartime Cairo

January 1942. Rommel's seemingly invincible Afrika Korps is at the gates of Egypt - perhaps soon to threaten Cairo itself.

And Rommel has a spy in the city - a source so well-informed that the German commander knows in advance every movement of the allied forces.

Amongst the teeming streets and bazaars, the British, led by Major Albert Cutler, must find him. But Cairo is a city of fool's gold, where nothing and nobody, not even Cutler, can be taken at face value...

  • Published: 30 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141995892
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the author

Len Deighton

Len Deighton is the author of over thirty bestsellers of carefully researched fiction and non-fiction. His history writing was encouraged by A. J. P. Taylor and his books are noted for the picture they provide of the German side of the fighting as well as that of the Allies. His books include Fighter: The True Story of the Battle of Britain and Blood, Tears and Folly: An Objective Look at World War II, both published by Pimlico.

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Praise for City of Gold

A superb example of Deighton's craft.

Robert Harris, Sunday Times

The hallmarks of a Deighton novel are an intricate plot, an easy grasp of detail and a total mastery of storytelling technique.

Sunday Times

The pace of the story is compulsive ... it is a real pleasure to be swallowed up in Deighton's description of wartime Cairo.

Daily Telegraph

A master of fictional espionage.

Daily Mail

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