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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The story introduces the character of Inge Winter, sister of Lisl Hennig, Bernard’s surrogate German mother in whose hotel he stays whenever he’s in Berlin. Bernard notices some photos of Dodo lrn faces he recognises, not least John Koby aka Lange, who ran a network of ex-Nazis after the war. It’s something to do with Fiona leaving you.

View all 3 comments. But then, that’s why Len Deighton ‘s Bernard Samson novels are such fun to read. Another enjoyable update on Deighton’s Bernard Samson saga. Apparently Americans would not know what a moustache was unless spelt, mustache, or grey if not spelt gray.

Spy Hook by Len Deighton (1988)

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.


Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. I’ve mentioned in other reviews of the series that Deighton s An excellent continuation of the saga. It provides vital background information about nearly all of the characters who appear in the Bernard Samson novels, so is really part of that series. Oct 15, truenorth rated it liked it. I already hate the guy. Retrieved from ” https: Deihton will Deighton cope when his main subject matter — the antagonism between the communist world and the free world — and its crux, its anvil, its focus — the bizarre never-never land of West Berlin — evaporate like morning dew with the collapse of the communist hoo, the fall of the Soviet Union, and the joyful reunification of Germany?

On the way back to the airport, the CIA picks him up and gives him the same line.

Email required Address never made public. The idea of Checkpoint Charlie has always stuck in my mind as an exciting place filled with intrigue.

He is clearly a man bereft and yet still at the whims of his employers. There sp no discussion of the plot in this review as you can get that from any of the above or below reviews. The Volvo dates back to sph first two books. 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 dsighton she can no longer manage stairs.

Apr 09, Bill Gonzalez rated it really liked it. All are very good books so why not? Spy Hook is the second set of three Samson novels after Berlin GameMexico Setand London Match In this book, Samson discovers a suspiciously large amount of money involving two MI6 associates who were supposed to be dead, but aren’t.


The characters are still a pleasure to read about, and Samson has some great lines.

The novel begins this process in the first chapter, which takes place in Washington DC. Most of the characters and readers are still reeling from the hhook shootout when his wife returned from her undercover mission to East Germany at the climax of the previous novel.

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Jan 21, Jan rated it it was ok. But as the latest part of a mammoth plot, reading it is like peeling an onion: He’s even sent out to L. 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 dsighton Berlin which appears to be the site of the fund — is owned by the Rensselaer family, bought before the war.

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