London: Jonathan Cape. 1975. Spy thriller, set in the dangerous world of Arab gun-running. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's hardback cloth binding in pictorial dust-jacket. No inscriptions, price-clipped to flap. A lovely fine copy. The jacket artwork is by Raymond Hawkey, who designed the classic 1960's James Bond paperbacks for Pan Books. With comparisons to Graham Greene and Ian Fleming, Deighton first arrived on the shady scene in 1962 and was described by Julian Symons as 'the poet of the spy story'. Item #46367
Milward-Oliver; Len Deighton Annotated Bibliography p.39.