City of Gold

Deighton, Len

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January 1942. Rommel’s seemingly invincible Afrika Korps is at the gates of Egypt – perhaps soon to threaten Cairo itself. And Rommel has a spy in the city – a source so well-informed that the German commander knows in advance every movement of the allied forces. Amongst the teeming streets and bazaars, the British, led by Major Albert Cutler, must find him. But Cairo is a city of fool’s gold, where nothing and nobody, not even Cutler, can be taken at face value.

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Publish Date: 25/11/2021
ISBN: 9780241505311 Category:

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‘A superb example of Deighton’s craft’ Robert Harris

January 1942. Rommel’s troops are at the gates of Egypt, soon to threaten Cairo itself. A spy has been leaking British secrets to the German commander, and Captain Albert Cutler has been sent to find them amongst the city’s teeming streets and bazaars, before it is too late. But Cutler is not quite what he seems, and Cairo is a city of fool’s gold, where nothing can be taken at face value.

‘The pace of the story is compulsive … it is a real pleasure to be swallowed up in Deighton’s descriptions of wartime Cairo’ Daily Telegraph
‘A novel reminiscent in spirit to Casablanca. Play it again, Len’ Kirkus Reviews

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Weight 258 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 20 mm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

272

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.914 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K