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  • Published: 14 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241505434
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $22.99

London Match




Bernard Samson becomes a pawn in a game played by the Kremlin in the final instalment of the Game, Set and Match trilogy

Long-suffering spy Bernard Samson has, against all the odds, enticed a Soviet agent to defect to London - but this proves to be the start of something even bigger. For he learns that there is treachery within his own Service, and no one is free from suspicion. To discover who really controls the game of spies, he must attempt a desperate gamble. As the Game, Set and Match trilogy reaches its shattering finale, who will make the winning move?

  • Published: 14 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241505434
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $22.99

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 London Match

Once again Deighton has woven an intricate and satisfying plot, peopled it with convincing characters and even managed to give a new twist or two to the spy story. But then he is a master of the form.

Washington Post

Len Deighton is the Flaubert of the contemporary thriller writers.

Michael Howard, Times Literary Supplement

The self-conscious cool of Deighton's writing has dated in the best way possible ... Stone-cold Cold War classic.

Toby Litt, The Guardian

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

Malcolm Gladwell

Deighton's outstanding achievement is the nine-volume series chronicling the life and times of Bernard Samson ... Deighton's Samson trilogies are as much about the elusiveness of human interactions as espionage. Spying is not a secret world sealed off from ordinary life but an extension of the world we all live in.

John Gray, New Statesman

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