Close-Up by Len Deighton

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At the pinnacle of success in Hollywood, international stage and film star Marshall Stone fears that the secret twist of fate that brought him fame and fortune could bring his idyllic world crashing down around him. Reprint.

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Len (Leonard Cyril) Deighton, the master of the modern spy thriller, was born in London in 1929. He attended the Royal College of Art and served in the Royal Air Force. He married Shirley Thompson in 1960. Deighton has varied work experience. Among other things, he has been an art student, railroad worker, pastry cook, waiter, photographer, and a teacher. Deighton's first of more than a dozen bestsellers, The Ipcress File, appeared in 1962. His spy thrillers are characterized by his careful attention to detail of place, sequence of events, and description of people, providing the reader with the strong sense of actually being there as the story unfolds. His works include two trilogies: the "Game, Set and Match" group--Berlin Game (1984), Mexico Set (1985), and London Match (1986) and the "Hook, Line, and Sinker" group - Spy Hook (1988), Spy Line (1989), and Spy Sinker (1990). Len Deighton also writes television plays and cookbooks.
Published January 1, 1972 by Stoddart+publishing. 381 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror. Fiction

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Len Deighton, like Le Carte, probably never should have left his native no man's land; Bomber bombed and while this is somewhat livelier — dealing as it does with the transitional Hollywood of the '40's and '50's — former superstar Marshall Stone is permitted to drag those feet with a...

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