London Match

  • Author Len Deighton
  • Narrator James Lailey
  • Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
  • Run Time 14 hours and 46 minutes
  • Format Audio
  • Genre Espionage and spy thriller.

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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?

A BERNARD SAMSON NOVEL

‘Spying at its most captivating and intricate’ The Times

‘Deighton has woven an intricate and satisfying plot, peopled it with convincing characters and even given a new twist to the spy story. But then he is a master of the form’ Washington Post

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Critics Review

  • 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.

    Times Literary Supplement
  • 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.

    New Statesman
  • Len Deighton’s spy novels are so good they make me sad the Cold War is over.

    Malcolm Gladwell
  • The self-conscious cool of Deighton’s writing has dated in the best way possible … Stone-cold Cold War classic.

    The Guardian

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