The three confidence tricksters - two blokes and a bird - had a style that earned them millions.
Silas was the leader, slick and self-assured +óe" but dissatisfied. Bob was the junior partner, longing for the open road where pickings were rich and the living was easy. And Liz, Silas+óe(tm) mistress, was+óe-ª in between. Theirs was a built-in love triangle with its own rewards+óe-ª and its own dangers.
In New York these con-artists do a +óe~business deal+óe(tm) worth millions. But back in London Silas+óe(tm) plan to bilk an emergent African nation misfires. Then Bob takes over the running of the operation +óe" and Liz. A Beirut bank is their target and each member of the trio gets what he or she deserves +óe" each with a twist of lemon.
This new reissue includes a foreword from the cover designer, Oscar-winning filmmaker Arnold Schwartzman, and a brand new introduction by Len Deighton, which offers a fascinating insight into the writing of the story.