By Len Deighton
The vintage mystery of a deadly machine age and a maniac's deepest chilly war...
normal Midwinter loves his nation, and hates communism. In a bid to destabilize the Soviet strength bloc he's operating his personal intelligence company, whose "brain" is the world's greatest supercomputer.
together with his earlier coming again to hang-out him, the unnamed agent of The Ipcress dossier is distributed to Finland to penetrate Midwinter's undercover agent mobile. yet then a dangerous virus is stolen, and our hero needs to cease it from falling into the palms of either the Russians and the billionaire madman.
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Komm bald nach, Liebling«, sagte sie. « Er erwiderte nichts. Sie blieb noch einen Augenblick in der Tür stehen und betrachtete ihn. Mit seinen zweiundvierzig Jahren sah er immer noch jung aus. Ihm war nie bewusst gewesen, wie attraktiv er eigentlich war – eine, wie sie fand, ebenso anziehende wie seltene Eigenschaft bei einem Mann. Allerdings war er nicht anspruchslos, wie sie im Lauf der Zeit festgestellt hatte. Ganz im Gegenteil: Alles, was ihn intellektuell nicht forderte, war ihm in höchstem Maße gleichgültig.
Meine Frau und ich sind nach Frankreich gezogen, in ein Haus gleich hinter der Grenze. Ist billiger. Allerdings muss ich jetzt jeden Tag nach Genf reinfahren. « Von draußen waren die Geräusche eines Dieselmotors zu hören. Gabrielle steckte den Kopf zur Tür herein. »Der Krankenwagen ist da. « Hoffmann versuchte aufzustehen. Leclerc wollte ihm helfen, aber Hoffmann winkte ihn weg. Schweizer, dachte er säuerlich. Tun so, als wären wir Ausländer willkommen, aber eigentlich stecken sie voller Ressentiments.
Er ging zum Schreibtisch und setzte sich auf Hoffmanns antiken Kapitänsstuhl. Ab und zu, wenn die schimmernden Zahlenkolonnen sich änderten, lief eine leichte Wellenbewegung über den großen Bildschirm: 1,06, -78, -4,03 %, -$0,95. Die Zahlen waren ihm ein Rätsel, er konnte sie genauso wenig entschlüsseln wie die Inschrift auf dem Stein von Rosette. Wenn er den Schlüssel fände, dachte er, dann könnte er vielleicht genauso reich werden wie dieser Kerl. Die Geldanlagen, die er sich vor ein paar Jahren von einem pickeligen »Finanzberater« für seinen eigenen komfortablen Ruhestand hatte aufschwatzen lassen, waren jetzt nur noch die Hälfte dessen wert, was er dafür bezahlt hatte.
Billion-Dollar Brain by Len Deighton