London: Jonathan Cape, 1966. [Cold War thriller] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.312. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and white braille design to upper. With the metallic-effect dust-jacket designed by Raymond Hawkey, priced at 21s. Jacket shows some rubbing to edges, with several closed tears, and three corresponding tape repairs to reverse. Light scratches and marks also to jacket. Light handling to cloth. Very good. Deighton's fourth novel, featuring the unnamed working-class protagonist, portrayed as agent 'Harry Palmer' on-screen by Michael Caine in the film of the same name (1967). The book jacket displays the notice 'to be filmed by the producers of James Bond'. Item #58700
Milward-Oliver, 'Len Deighton Annotated Bibliography' p.30.
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