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Sep 30, Richard rated it really liked it. Two examples from Chapter He also wrote travel guides and became travel editor of Playboybefore becoming a film producer. A rather bland read frankly. This book, Spy Hook, th The first three books Game, Set and Match I read more hok 20 years ago and remember enjoying the series quite a lot.
The few American characters are either connected to British intelligence in some way or appear to be freelance information gatherers. And when Fiona’s father offers to take them on vacation, Samson is once again stuck; he can’t keep them from going, but he knows that his father-in-law will at least take them to see Fiona, and at worst help her abscond with them to the East.
The irony is, I did buy the sequel when I bought this and I started reading it immediately to find out what the hell happens to this jerk, but if I don’t get some resolution out of this book, I’m writing this author off permanently and burning both books. Dodo reluctantly lets him in and then, with no warning, punches him, karate chops him, and slips out a flick knife with the obvious intention of eviscerating him.
Aug 24, Geof rated it really liked it. When he meets with an old friend and former colleague in Washington D. From the sound of it, Faith, Hope, and Charity Chastity? As usual, when in Berlin Samson stays with old Frau Lisl in the grand home she turned into what is now a run-down boarding house. Another very good Bernard Samson book. I cannot believe that I just wrote that cheesy sentence.
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Unlike the last trilogy, where Deighton wrote each The good: Another great reading from Dpy Deighton and his Samson character. He had his name removed from the credits of the film, however, which was a move that he later described as “stupid and infantile. It feels like a publisher-mandated start to a new trilogy.
I’m also not sure I like the notion that Fiona may be a triple-agent, deep undercover with the Soviets while pretending to be a traitor.
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Just a moment while we hiok you in to your Goodreads account. There is something essentially undramatic about a spy who is merely obedient and prudent.
Jan 12, Nick Baam rated it really liked it. There were lots of questions left hanging at the end of the book. 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. The novel comes to a climax against the violent backdrop of the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles in April Hook is very lively, sharp writing, a good enough plot, just enough surprises, Samson a well-fleshed character w the requisite flaws and friends.
Spy Hook by Len Deighton (1988)
I have already begun its reading! The Russians double-cross the British by not smuggling the scientist; Vulkan double-crosses the British by selling the non-existent scientist on to Israeli Intelligence; the Narrator double-crosses the Israelis by giving them the corpse of Vulkan who he has killed instead of the scientist; and is himself ddighton double-crossed by a Home Office official who tries to assassinate him in the closing scenes, in order epy retrieve the valuable documents.
Notify me of new posts via email. Retrieved from ” https: The result is not a bad book, but definitely the least of the enealogy so far. Despite my earlier comments, I highly recommend Spy Hook.
The newly prominent Deputy DG, Sir Percy Babcock, is a successful barrister, brought in to run things better description on page I’ve given it 3 stars but the way the book ends I’ve been left with a feeling of great anticipation and excitement and hool about the next book being even better, with intrigue more reminiscent of the first series.
Could it be that the novels contain multiple levels of deception? The characters are still a pleasure to read about, and Samson has some great lines. This article about a spy novel of the s is a stub.
It’s just that the milieu of the spy world is a tad more interesting. Jim was on to something: Disconcertingly, Frank is expecting him, and delivers the knockout blow: This is the fourth Deighton novel I’ve read and the fourth that I’ve enjoyed immensely.
If feighton are unfamiliar with this series start at the beginning but in the end you will be pathetically grateful that Deighton committed himself to the story. Do not pick this book up to read, unless you have read deightoj ones before, and wish to continue the deivhton. Three-quarters of the way through Spy Hook, I’m thinking about either of the two above situations.
And the story ends on an excellent cliffhanger, leaving the reader satisfied but also looking forward to the ,en installment of the trilogy. Days later, Sampson is told this man has been murdered, which turns out to be false.