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XPD by Len Deighton
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Nov 06, 2012

really liked it
Read from November 13 to 18, 2012

This is my first Len Deighton book and I found it an easy light read for this genre of book. Maybe old fashioned for todays world, even James Bond has altererd beyond recognition, but none the less for someone's first dip into spy novels it worth a try. The storyline is a good one and the plot not hard to follow, and yes some characters do seem wooden, maybe they are in that world. Boyd Stewart is the experienced spy sent to track down some damning war time papers about Churchill and Hitler and along the way comes across various shady and not so shady characters.

Yes its SIS verses the CIA verses the KGB and into the mix some rusty old American WW2 vetrens and former Nazi's thugs, even Hollywood is in on the act all trying to get their hands on those papers. Murder and mayhem, re James Bond style along the way keeps the story jogging along and as I say its to complicated.

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