Free eBooks by Len Deighton

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What if WWII went the other way? In this alternative-history novel, Deighton imagines a chilling world where British Command surrendered to the Nazis in 1941, Churchill has been shot, the King is in the dungeon, and the SS are in Whitehall. In occupied Britain, Scotland Yard conducts business as usual...only under the command of the SS. Detective Inspector Archer is assigned to what he believes is a routine murder... more...
A compelling history of Blitzkrieg: the ‘lightning war’ by which Hitler and his generals overwhelmed the Allied armies in Western Europe. ‘Blitzkrieg’ begins with a chilling portrait of Hitler’s rise to power in pre-war Germany, setting the stage for the outbreak of the Second World War and his conquests of Poland and Norway. This riveting history sets out clearly the tactical thinking behind Blitzkrieg and focuses an... more...
What Bernard Sampson, protagonist of BERLIN GAME, MEXICO SET, and LONDON MATCH, is about to know may hurt him. When word gets to London Central that a cache of millions of pounds has disappeared inside the Service, Samson is determined to learn the truth. But not even that discovery will help if the Department itself wants his blood.... From the Paperback edition.
This dazzling array of stories, Len Deighton's only collection of shorter fiction, spans 23 centuries of warfare. Deighton's gripping tales range from  Hannibal's march on Rome--when strange, moving objects terrorize the troops of one of the toughest, most skilful armies in history--to a belittled Civil War general's efforts to get his men to face the Confederate army; to the dawn skies... more...

XPD

XPD means expedient demise: if these letters appear on your file, you're as good as dead--and anyone who learns about a secret meeting between Churchill and Hitler instantly earns that stamp. When Hitler's minutes of the meeting threaten to surface, the MI6, CIA, KGB, and a group of influential German businessmen-each with their own motives--are drawn into a relentless search that leads them from Hamburg to Hollywood.... more...
The Ipcress File was a debut sensation. Here in the second "Secret File," diving, drug trafficking, and blackmail all come together in a compelling story in which the dead hand of a long-defeated Germany reaches out to Portugal, London and Marrakech--and to all the neo-Nazis of today's Europe.   The story as powerful today as ever, and the returning hero from The Ipcress File remains just as... more...
Bomber is a novel about the realities of war. There are no victors, no vanquished. There are simply those who remain alive, and those who die. Bomber follows the progress of an Allied air raid through a period of 24 hours in the summer of 1943, portraying all the participants in a terrifying drama, both in the air and on the ground, in Britain and in Germany. In its documentary style, it is unique. In its... more...
Len Deighton's classic first novel, whose protagonist is a nameless spy - later christened Harry Palmer and made famous worldwide in the iconic 1960s film starring Michael Caine. The Ipcress File was not only Len Deighton's first novel, it was his first bestseller and the book that broke the mould of thriller writing. For the working class narrator, an apparently straightforward mission to find a missing biochemist becomes a journey to the heart of a... more...
This is book three in the Game-Set-Match trilogy featuring British Intelligence agent Bernard Samson. In the conclusion to Deighton's Game-Set-Match trilogy, the ultimate, decisive confrontation is about to take place between British Intelligence agent Bernard Samson and the British KGB agent who, from the very beginning, has held Samson's entire life in delicate balance. Samson has succeeded in enticing a KGB spy to defect to England, but since his... more...
This is the second book in the Game-Set-Match trilogy featuring British Intelligence agent Bernard Samson. The stage is set. Now, on the shadowy East-West battlefield of Mexico City, British intelligence agent Bernard Samson must entice his opposite number, a disaffected KGB major, to take the final, dramatic step--to defect. But the price of one Russian's freedom must be paid in blood --blood that Samson unexpectedly and incriminatingly... more...
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