Bernard Samson again the second series, Hook, Line, and Sinker continues in espinoge intrigue and so many twists and turns you might want to read all three in succession to keep track of the players. A great read, I recently reread the set. Was a PBS series.
The hero of Spy Hook and Spy Line returns for a final bow in Len Deighton's thrilling new novel, Spy Sinker. British agent Bernard samson's family and career are about to be betrayed and crushed by his wife-lovely, brilliant Fiona Samson.
Recruited by the Russians as an Oxford student, Fiona's risen to the rank of colonel in the KGB. She's also the golden girl of British intelligence, their east GermanSuperspy. Or is she?
Fiona. Double agent. Traitor and patriot. Wife andmother. Now, she's on a desperate, violent, unparalleled mission of worldwide importance...so important that there is only one way she can succeed: through terrible treachery to the ones she loves most.
-Washington Post Book World
Recuited by the Russians Oxford studnt Fiona's to top rank of colonel in the KGB. She's also the golden girl of British intelligence, theirEast German superspy-or is she?
Bernard Samson is back from author of Ipcress File
From the inside dust jacket cover: "SPY SINKER is the crescendo climax of the six previous bestselling novels by Len Deighton-and it ties them all together.
Why, really, did Bernard Samson's wife, Fiona, disappear into East Berlin, leaving him with two young children and a wrecked career as a spy? How did it happen?
This, at last, is Fiona's story. We see how she was recruited by the KGB as a young Oxford student. But we also see her rise through the hierarchy of the British intelligence system until she is their superspy for East Germany. Her mission: the shady, dangerous dealings that will help bring down the Berlin Wall in 1989.
Beautiful, brilliant Fiona is thus caught in the double world of two espionage systems. But there is still another split: her love for her husband and children, and the growing realization that it is only through treachery and deceit to the ones she loves most that Fiona can serve her country. And then there is this charmning American who loves her..."