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HarperCollinsPublishers, 1991 - Fiction - 410 pages
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Set in the jungles of South America, in the back corridor of power in Washington, and in the poverty-stricken towns of Spanish Guiana, MAMista is a dynamic story of revolution, espionage and passion from the man who "has demonstrated again and again that he is a master of the . . . espionage novel".-- The New York Times.

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User Review  - HenriMoreaux - LibraryThing

Set in Spanish Guiana 'MAMista' is about a group of Marxist revolutionaries who have grand dreams of overthrowing the capitalist government. The story centres around Ralph Lucas who is sent to Guiana ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Deighton's longest, most complex and passionate novel in years: an epic tale, set in a South American jungle, of good men and women crushed beneath the heel of Realpolitik. The world-weary pessimism ... Read full review


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About the author (1991)

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.