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Len Deighton
Thrillers & Suspense
Chivers Press; Large type edition edition (October 2, 1990)
344 pages
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I have read all the Spy series books by Deighton. This is one of the best. Out of nowhere the plot backed by solid prose builds to a suspenseful crescendo.

I have read all the Spy series books by Deighton. 5 of 6 Books in this series.

Each book is designed to be read alone and without pre-knowledge. But I began to receive mail asking about the planning and what was to come in the next book. Not wanting to tempt fate I was somewhat evasive in my replies, but now I have an opportunity to explain a little about how the books were designed to fit together. I hope you will forgive the references to the other Samson books. If you are not in a forgiving mood turn the page and start reading the story. First let me say something about the contrived and cryptic atmosphere in which Bernard moves.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. British agent Bernard Samson finds himself inexplicably hunted as a traitor, forced to abandon his life, his job.

Yesterday’s Spy. Annotation. Author: Len Deighton. Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, 2012. Time to reopen the master file on yesterday’s sp. his new reissue includes a foreword from the cover designer, Oscar-winning filmmaker Arnold Schwartzman, and a brand new introduction by Len Deighton, which offers a fascinating insight into the writing of the story.

Len Deighton (born 18 February 1929) is an English author known for his novels, works of military history, screenplays and cookery writing

Len Deighton (born 18 February 1929) is an English author known for his novels, works of military history, screenplays and cookery writing. He continued to produce what his biographer John Reilly considers "stylish, witty, well-crafted novels" in spy fiction, including three trilogies and a prequel featuring Bernard Samson.

I found a charming little place near the Mozart statue, or it might have been near the Papageno fountain or the Mozart footbridge. Lonely Goatherd’ and went in. The interior was done in dark wood panelling with red check tablecloths. On the walls there were shiny copper pans together with the actual mario nettes that had been used to perform the Mozart operas in the world-famous Marionettentheater. Or maybe they were plastic replicas.

Spy Line - Len Deighton. The story of Spy Line provides a need to explore more of the city than did the previous Samson books

Spy Line - Len Deighton. The story of Spy Line provides a need to explore more of the city than did the previous Samson books. And it provided a chance to use some of the startling stories that I was by now hearing from a small network of friends and well-wishers. Advised abundantly, guided sometimes, abandoned now and again, I poked and prodded my way into a world that did not welcome questions.

Format: HardcoverTopic: ActionAuthor: Len Deighton. From United KingdomFormat: HardcoverAuthor: Len Deighton. Spy Sinker By Len Deighton. Blitzkrieg, Len Deighton, Book Club Associates, 1979, Hardcover.

Deighton Le. en Deighton Spy Hook The fourth book in the Bernard . Читать онлайн Spy Hook. It was a nasty thought, and even worse was that throwaway line about getting to me through my father. How could they get to me through my father?

Deighton Le. en Deighton Spy Hook The fourth book in the Bernard Samson series, 19981 When they ask me to become President of the United States I'm going to say, 'Except for Washington D. I'd finally decided while I was shaving in icy cold water without electric light, and signed all the necessary documentation as I plodded through the uncleared snow to wait for a taxi-cab that never came, and let the passing traffic spray Washington 's special k. Deighton Len. Len Deighton. How could they get to me through my father?

  • Tinavio
Spy Hook is the book that serendipitously introduced me to Len Deighton's Bernard Samson on a cool, Southern California evening with little to do. Little did I know that Deighton is a master, that Bernard would become one of my favorite characters, regardless of medium, and that I would devour the other books in the three trilogies of the life and trials of Bernard Samson.

Since discovering this author, book, series only a year and a half ago, I have read the series three times and each time been completely drawn into the delightfully dark world that Deighton has created for perhaps the most under-celebrated hero of all time.
  • Xig
Bernard Samson is a spy working for the British Secret Service in 1987, but his duties are largely bureaucratic in nature. He travels frequently to Berlin because he is assigned to the "German desk", but that allows him to stay in touch with his close friends there. Samson's life has gone topsy-turvy since his wife, Fiona, defected to the KGB, three years or more ago, but he is convinced that Fiona did not defect, rather, that she is being used by the Secret Service as a mole. The higher ups in his office will not confirm his suspicions and they are furious with him for pursuing his own investigation into the truth behind Fiona's supposed defection. Those four sentences are the basic outline of the four previous Samson novels that have led up to Spy Line (Berlin Game, Mexico Set, London Match, and Spy Hook).
In Spy Line, Bernard continues to pursue the truth about Fiona, until the truth behind her defection is made clear. He travels to Berlin again and is told to cross into East Berlin and bring Fiona back to the West, but her retrieval and return become a nightmare as the Secret Service again imposes its will on Samson and Fiona in order to manipulate the truth behind Fiona's rescue. It's difficult to imagine reading this book without having first read the first four books detailed above. Samson is an unusual spy, a stubborn, but highly intelligent man. By the time you greet him again in Spy Line, you will feel as if you know him better than he knows himself, and as the book comes to a close with Bernard and Fiona in virtual imprisonment, you will understand exactly how frustrated and angry he feels.
Len Deighton is a wonderful author. You will love this book.
  • Weernis
We're dealing with Mr. Deus Ex Machina here (at least regarding plot). You get to see how the outline plays out - it's part of a series. And the people/characters have traction. Great at painting the Time and Place, and the Roles, putting them in context. Gorilla suit? I liked it, but not sure I should have.
  • Zepavitta
Spy line continued the story of Bernard Sampson. Deighton wrote all his trilogies so that they may be read separate, although there is a continuous storyline. I wish he had not done so, we get a continuing redundancy of detail about each character and setting. The dilemmas you anticipate from the previous books does in fact occur and there is much less twist to the plot than in Game, Set, Match. I am left mangled in a difficult dilemma in the plot that does not get any attention before the book closes, and I assume that it will be taken up in his next trilogy. If these books were supposedly meant to be read in any order there should have been a resolution of any central dilemma. If you have already read the other books, then I recommend you read this one and keep going. That must have been his point in not solving the dilemma, but don't tell me they can be read separately.
  • Kulwes
Le Carre and Deighton are in a class of their own when it comes to the cold war era of spies. This Deighton novel follows up the first series of London Game, Mexico Set and Berlin Match and is the first book is the sequel series of another three books. Well crafted and featuring familiar characters, Deighton captures the reality of the spy fighting the British government secret service with its infighting, jealousies and politics typical of a large bureaucratic organization.
  • Binar
Having read the book before (about 30 years ago) there were not too many surprises although some I had forgotten. Len Deighton's style is quite steady and then he suddenly makes a pronouncement and you think 'when and how did he work that one out?' and it changes the whole book. I really love that about his books.
  • Kagrel
Some signs of flab in what had been a very tight narrative. Perhaps it will be redeemed in the next 2 parts but if this had been the first book I read I doubt I would have bothered with another.
Deighton is always good