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XPD is a spy novel by Len Deighton, published in 1981, and set in 1979, roughly contemporaneous with the time it was written. It concerns a plan by a group of former SS officers to seize power in West Germany, in which they intend to publish some wartime documents about a (fictional) secret meeting between Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler in June 1940, and the efforts of a British agent, Boyd Stuart, to prevent the documents becoming public.
The title is the code used by the Secret Intelligence Service in the novel to refer to assassinations it carries out, short for "expedient demise".
The novel was dramatised in eight parts by Michael Bakewell for BBC radio in 1985.
Works by Len Deighton
"Unnamed hero" novels
The IPCRESS File (1962),
Horse Under Water (1963),
Funeral in Berlin (1964),
Billion-Dollar Brain (1966),
An Expensive Place to Die (1967),
Spy Story (1972),
Yesterday's Spy (1975),
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Spy (1976),
Bernard Samson novels
Berlin Game (1983),
Mexico Set (1984),
London Match (1985),
Spy Hook (1988),
Spy Line (1989),
Spy Sinker (1990),
Only When I Larf (1968),
Goodbye, Mickey Mouse (1982),
City of Gold (1992),
Violent Ward, (1993),
Short story collection
Declarations of War (1971),
Où Est le Garlic (1965),
Len Deighton's Action Cookbook (1965),
Len Deighton's London Dossier (1967),
Fighter: The True Story of the Battle of Britain (1977),
Blitzkrieg: From the Rise of Hitler to the Fall of Dunkirk (1979),
Battle of Britain (1980),
Blood, Tears and Folly: An Objective Look at World War II (1993),
James Bond: My Long and Eventful Search for His Father (2012),
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