'Deighton is a marvel ... a tale told by an author at the height of his power' Chicago Tribune
World-weary agent Bernard Samson is losing control of his personal and professional life. Sent to Mexico to aid the defection of a KGB agent to the West, he has a chance to prove his worth. Instead he is torn between conflicting loyalties, and lost in a maze of double-dealing and duplicity. The second novel in the Game, Set and Match trilogy is a gripping portrayal of a man who can trust no one, not even those closest to him.
A BERNARD SAMSON NOVEL
Deighton is back in his original milieu, the bleak spy world of betrayers and betrayed. * Observer * 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 * Deighton is a marvel ... few authors writing in the rigorous and finite genre of spy fiction have mastered the craft as well as Deighton ... Mexico Set is a pure tale, told by an author at the height of his power. * Chicago Tribune * For sheer readability he has no peer. * Evening Standard * Like lying back in a hot bath with a large malt whisky - absolute bliss. * Sunday Telegraph * Len Deighton's spy novels are so good they make me sad the Cold War is over. -- Len Deighton