Len Deighton

Funeral in Berlin

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Published 1964 by Cape
Black cloth, gilt titles
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Len Deighton - Funeral in Berlin

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The hero of Len Deighton's third thriller Is the same unnamed, laconic anti-public-school secret agent from Burnley, Lanes, who appeared in Horse Under Water and The Ipcress File. His boss, Dawlish ('eyes like the far end of a tunnel'), still defends the secret department - W.O.O.C. (P) - against Whitehall's backbiting. In Berlin, where neither side of the wall is safe, Colonel Stok of Red Army Security is prepared to sell to the West, for a price, an important Russian scientist. As part of his deal he sets up an elaborate mock funeral, revelling in the macabre trimmings. Our hero is to act as a receiver - and receives, at first, only the uncalled-for interference of the glamorous Samantha Steel, who even wears jewellery in the bath. The very smell of Berlin permeates the pages of this book: not the tourist's city viewed from a sightseeing bus, but the city of middle-class sitting-rooms and espionage-brokers' offices.

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