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Spy Hook (Bernard Samson, #4) by Len Deighton
Apparently Americans would not know what a moustache was unless spelt, mustache, or grey if not spelt gray. He becomes convinced his defector wife Fiona and Bret were running some kind of big secret slush fund, Jim has something to do with it — now his girlfriend Gloria cheerfully tells him the bank in Berlin which appears to be the site of the fund — is owned by the Rensselaer family, bought before the war.
There were lots of questions left hanging at the end of the book.
Deighton’s novel Winter hook a prequel to the nine novels, covering the years and providing the backstory to some of the characters. But by these people are ageing.
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A great start to the second trilogy. Convoluted, intermittently fascinating and sometimes moving, but not very gripping. Bernard visits her sister Inge who is even older, surrounded by photos of Hitler and Nazi luminaries, a bedroom made for her on the ground floor because she can no longer eeighton stairs.
Spy Hook is a spy novel by Len Deighton. The workings of Samson’s family continue to resonate; his children are getting older and ,en adapting to Samson’s new relationship with Gloria, but he can tell they miss their mother, and he’s caught in a place where he can’t tell them the truth, so he can’t really even explain what’s going on with their family.
Back in England Bernard motors all the way to the Cotswolds house of ancient Silas Gaunt, a retired eminence of the Department who knows everyone and everything.
May 22, iain finlayson rated it really liked it Shelves: Unlike the last trilogy, where Deighton wrote each The good: You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The Cold War And the clearest legacy of world war two — the domination of half of Europe by Russian-imposed communist dictatorships — evaporated half way through this second trilogy — He has since used his drawing skills to illustrate a number of his own military history books.
Interspersed are subplots about Werner taking over Lisl’s hotel, which takes up a large chunk of the first half of the novel and doesn’t really tie into the A story.
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Want to Read saving…. So, I fell, Hook, Line and Sinker, and have had to order Spy Line, Spy sinker, Faith, Hope and Charity to find out who is stabbing Bernard in the back, and why he is dumped in Berlin with Do not pick this book up to read, unless you have read the ones before, and wish to continue the story. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: It’s nice back to be in the world of Bernard Sampson and London Centre again. This is sph first book of the second Samson trilogy, the forth of the whole series.
Nevertheless, despite every question about his wife’s treachery being apparently resolved, Bernard still keeps digging and starts to uncover leads and secrets which point to a bigger web of treachery in London Central than he could ever have imagined.
Actually, I would even suggest to think leen trilogy as one single book instead of three.
Spy Hook by Len Deighton (1988)
After the first trilogy’s wrap-up, Samson is once again on the outs with the top brass and given lousy courier jobs that take him away from his children.
You are commenting using your Twitter account. Bernard is monitored by her strict, spinsterish daughter, Ingrid.
Retrieved from ” https: With this said, I must add t This is the first book of the second Samson trilogy, the forth of the whole series. My enjoyment of his writing comes from the normal encounters involved in office politics, domestic life, etc. Lots of ghosts coming out of the woodwork for this one.
But a cloud of suspicion still hangs over Samson. The final impression is of a harrowing world where everyone is deceiving everyone else, on multiple levels. Sep 07, Jim rated it it was amazing Shelves: Following the success of his first novels, Deighton became The Observer’s cookery writer and produced illustrated cookbooks.