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  • Published: 29 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141995984
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

Horse Under Water

The unnamed spy of The IPCRESS File uncovers a secret buried deep in a Nazi U-Boat

A sunken U-Boat has lain undisturbed on the Atlantic ocean floor since the Second World War - until now. Inside its rusting hull, among the corpses of top-rank Nazis, lie secrets people will kill to obtain. The sequel to Len Deighton's game-changing debut The IPCRESS File, Horse Under Water sees its nameless, laconic narrator sent from fogbound London to the Algarve, where he must dive through layers of deceit in a place rotten with betrayals.

  • Published: 29 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141995984
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

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 Horse Under Water

Lively, exciting, ingenious.


Mr Deighton is really something special.

Sunday Times

What raises Deighton's genre to art is not only his absorbing characters but his metaphoric grace, droll wit, command of technical detail, and sure sense of place.

Andy Solomon, Washington Post

For sheer readability he has no peer.

Evening Standard

Fleming made spy fiction globally popular, but it took Deighton in the Sixties to make it hip.

The Telegraph

Len Deighton's spy novels are so good they make me sad the Cold War is over.

Malcolm Gladwell

Deighton's fiction has stood the test of time. His habitually acerbic narrative voice still has much to say to contemporary readers ... Now a fresh generation have the chance to sample Deighton's wares as Penguin republishes many of his books.

Vanessa Thorpe, The Observer

With this, his second bestseller in as many years, Len Deighton really hit his stride. Multiple deceits defy a full plot summary. Suffice to say that with a succession of startling revelations linked by sharp dialogue, the book effortlessly acquires classic status.

Barry Turner, Daily Mail

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