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The Deighton Dossier

The airplane is standing still on the runway. It was a mystery, and not a very good one. It’s something to do with Fiona leaving you. He finds out that a man he’d been told was dead was very much alive and involved in the setup of the missing funding.

Spy Hook by Len Deighton (1988)

Bernard Samson of MI6 nver knows when to let well enough alone. Despite my earlier comments, I highly recommend Spy Hook.

After hoom 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. Looking forward to reading Deighton’s full collection of writings. Deifhton final impression is of a harrowing world where everyone is deceiving everyone else, on multiple levels.

Retrieved from ” https: Samson spends the novel looking for the truth behind the missing money and being threatened at every turn, until finally having to flee before he’s locked up.


Spy Hook (Bernard Samson, #4) by Len Deighton

Refresh and try again. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Apr 27, Tim rated it it was amazing.

Bernard Samson is involved in more intrigue, including a trip to California as well as Germany. The following year David Stirling would be awarded substantial damages in libel from the article.

Open Preview See a Problem? Sample dialogue ‘”If you want my advice Convoluted, intermittently fascinating and sometimes moving, but not very gripping. This book, Spy Hook, the first in the Hook, Line and Sinker trilogy picks up a couple of years after the end of the last one where Bernard’s wife has defected to the Soviet Union.

And Deighton has deighgon annoying manner of presenting his characters as clowns, jokes, with sad attempts at humor. Forced to flee from the clutches of London Central, Bernard then asks himself a deighyon question about Fiona: On page there is a reference to AIDS, and I googled the fact that the famous to those alive at the time government advertising campaign featuring an epy tombstone made a big impression in when this novel was, presumably, being written.

His friend claims to be him and is dragged off so he can escape and he goes to East Germany, returns, goes lne an old Service friend’s house, confronts him about the money, his wife, his friend, everything, is given some money and sent on his way and leaves.

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With Fiona firmly established in the KGB hierarchy in Berlin after her defection, and his gradual return to being trusted in his own work for British Intelligence, and with his continuing affair with a much younger woman, everything seemed more or less settled at the end of that novel; but now something happens which beings to unravel all the loose ends that the reader thought had been tied up.

Return to Book Page. Bernard still has an overwhelming desire to understand why his wife not only defected but abandoned him and the children.

Lots of ghosts coming out of the woodwork for this one. Quotes from Spy Hook. The heady, optimistic, carefree days of the s feel long gone in these novels.

He also finds out that another man he’d been told had died has not. It ends in the middle of “who dun it”! With this said, I must add that I read some reviews some even rather angry Silas commissioned Jim Prettyman to be the middle-man and instructed him to murder the actual assassin, Thurkettle. All content c Rob Mallows unless otherwise stated.

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