City of Gold – Len Deighton’s masterpiece of espionage and love RONALD J. WATKINS Posted on January 4, 2021 by RonJanuary 4, 2021 I finished this remarkable book a few days ago. It was my second reading. Except for two minor scenes I recognized nothing. Beautifully written, compelling and exciting, it is Cairo with Rommel at the gates. Worth every minute of your time.