‘A stone-cold Cold War classic’ Toby Litt, Guardian
A high-ranking scientist has been kidnapped. A secret British intelligence agency must find out why. But as the quarry is pursued from grimy Soho to the other side of the world, what seemed a straightforward mission turns into something far more sinister. With its sardonic, cool, working-class hero, Len Deighton’s sensational debut The IPCRESS File rewrote the spy thriller and became the defining novel of 1960’s London.
‘Changed the shape of the espionage thriller … there is an infectious energy about this book which makes it a joy to read’ Daily Telegraph