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  • ISBN 0099279371
  • ISBN13 978-0099279372
  • Language English
  • Author Len Deighton
  • Publisher Leopard Books (June 1, 1998)
  • Pages 704
  • Formats lrf mbr azw mobi
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Genre Fiction
  • Size ePub 1507 kb
  • Size Fb2 1687 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 844

With 1942 Cairo under siege and at the mercy of General Erwin Rommel, British Captain Albert Cutler enters the city to locate the spy that his government is certain Rommel has placed there. 150,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo.

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

Select Format: Paperback. Rommel's seemingly invincible Afrika Korps is at the gates of Egypt - perhaps soon to threaten Cairo itself. ISBN13:9780099279372. Release Date:June 1998.

City of Gold, Mamista book. Deighton left England in 1969. He briefly resided in Blackrock, County Louth in Ireland

City of Gold, Mamista book. He briefly resided in Blackrock, County Louth in Ireland. He has not returned to England apart from some personal visits and very few media appearances, his last one since 1985 being a 2006 interview which formed part of a "Len Deighton Night" on BBC Four. He and his wife Ysabele divide their time between homes in Portugal and Guernsey.

Len Deighton (born 18 February 1929) is an English author known for his novels, works of military history, screenplays and cookery writing. The work was collected into two later books, Len Deighton's Action Cookbook and Où est le garlic (both 1965); he subsequently wrote several other cookery books. Deighton has produced several other works of non-fiction, including a study of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, a history of the airship, Second World War military history and a short Contents.

Other Books by Len Deighton. Dominating it was the wonderful old customs house with its gold dome. Cover designer’s note. Hegel says somewhere that all great events and personalities in world history reappear in one fashion or another. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second as farce. Alongside ornate Victorian blocks, and stone warehouses, stood clapboard buildings, their peeling white paint gone as grey as the stonework. They’d no doubt be snatched away by the next flood or hurricane and then be rebuilt as they had been so many times before.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers Deighton displays his usual skill at creating background and characters, but the book is infused with tremendous cynicism about the ethics and competence of those.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Deep in Marxist Guerilla territory a hopeless war is being fought. The Berlin Wall is demolished. Deighton displays his usual skill at creating background and characters, but the book is infused with tremendous cynicism about the ethics and competence of those who pull the strings from above. After all the disastrous events that have occurred in Spanish Guiana (by the way, I take this as being next door to one of the real Guianas rather than Columbia or Peru) the . President and his most trusted advisor remain sublimely ignorant and uncaring about the events they set in motion.

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.

It was a pun. Dahabiya means shallow-draft Nile houseboat, as well as meaning gold.

It was a pun. Before he took it over and refitted it, it had been little more than a hulk owned by a drunken South African airline pilot, and appropriately named Flying Fish. Houseboats moored along the west side of Gezira Island had acquired a new chic reputation since the war started.

City of Gold, Mamista. Published June 1998 by Leopard Books. There's no description for this book yet.

Set in the jungles of South America, in the back corridor of power in Washington, and in the poverty-stricken towns of Spanish Guiana, MAMista is a dynamic story of revolution, espionage and passion from the man who has demonstrated again and again that he is a master of the. The story centres around Ralph Lucas who is sent to Guiana.

Deighton's City of Gold is another one of his great reads. Combining WWII British Army efforts in North Africa with his ususal twists of his spy novels makes this an entertaining and engaging read. But I am biased - I really do enjoy his works.

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Hrguig
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.
Blackbrand
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.
Anen
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.
Windworker
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
Vozilkree
Gives a great flavor of WW2 Cairo. Good story line. Interesting and well-developed characters although the ending was a little abrupt.
Goldcrusher
The intertwining of characters was great. Luckily, I took notes on the characters as they were introduced and what their roles were.
Ieregr
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.