City of Gold by Len Deighton

By Len Deighton

January 1942. Rommel?s probably invincible Afrika Korps is on the gates of Egypt ? might be quickly to threaten Cairo itself. And Rommel has a undercover agent within the urban ? a resource so well-informed that the German commander is familiar with prematurely each circulation of the allied forces. among the teeming streets and bazaars, the British, led by means of significant Albert Cutler, needs to locate him. yet Cairo is a urban of fool?s gold, the place not anything and no-one, no longer even Cutler, should be taken at face worth? This new reissue encompasses a foreword from the canopy fashion designer, Oscar-winning filmmaker Arnold Schwartzman, and a new creation by way of Len Deighton, which bargains a desirable perception into the writing of the tale.

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Her uptilted brown eyes, wide apart and inquiring, betrayed none of her feelings. Her face was uncommonly strong or intimidating, depending on your point of view. Nevertheless, she possessed a serenity that served her well in stressful situations such as this one. Bourne had warned her even before she set up Heartland almost three months ago that this moment was going to come. Something inside her had been looking forward to it. Noah had come to personify Black River, and she’d been under his boot heel for too long.

Not more than eight minutes later, exiting the stall, he went to the line of sinks and stared at his altered appearance, which was once again the very image of Bourne’s friend, the FSB-2 colonel Boris Karpov. Packing up the case, he crossed the terminal, out into the heat and the dense texture of humanity. Climbing into the air-conditioned car he’d hired was a blessed relief. As the taxi exited Ngurah Rai International Airport, he leaned forward, said “Badung Market” to the driver. The young man nodded, grinned, and, along with an armada of kids on motor scooters, promptly got stuck behind an enormous truck lumbering toward the Lombok ferry.

He pronounced Shiva as all Balinese did, so that it sounded like Siwa. He hesitated a moment, as if unsure whether to proceed. ” Moira said. ” Suparwita smiled at her indulgently. “The village is known for double ikat weaving. Double ikat is sacred, it provides protection from the demons of our universe. It is woven in three colors only, the colors of our gods. ” He handed Moira a card. ” He gave her a hard look. ” Moira asked. As if her question did not merit an answer, he returned his attention to Bourne.

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