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Charity (Samson Book 9) Kindle Edition
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With the Cold War drawing to a close, Bernard finds that office life – whether in London or Berlin – can be just as perilous as operating in the field. Surrounded by schemers and their secrets, he must look out for his own interests.
Bernard’s lover in the time when his wife was thought to have defected to the East, Gloria now wants to make a new future for herself – which forces Bernard to think all the more about his own.
“Here is the master of espionage writing at his brilliant best”
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“The series represents a magnificent achievement in the field of espionage writing and Samson remains one of the great spies”
“Like the vintage Bentley, Deighton’s prose … runs extremely smoothly”
“Deighton’s prose is tough, clean and compelling”
- File size : 4005 KB
- Print length : 317 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : HarperCollins; Reissue edition (9 June 2011)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00563K2H2
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: 21,994 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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While we may have favourites the simple fact is Deighton never disappoints this reviewer. If you seek a combination of good plot, convincing characters and real life drama then Deighton must be read.
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Well worth a read - once I'd started I raced through the whole series!
This novel follows closely on "Hope" timewise but the mood is sharply lower. In it:
- A beautiful intelligent woman in her twenties decides to marry a man forty years her senior. If she gives him two boys over the next four years he'll be playing ball with them in his eighties if he's still alive.
- A brave proud man who has learned that his wife had a serious passionate affair lasting at least five years decides to view it as a "little adventure" Not exactly the way evolution has constructed the human male?
- A woman writes a remarkably long suicide note that contains two claims that are almost certainly false and then goes on about her fervent hopes for the future. What future?
- A notoriously vengeful and vindictive secret organisation decides to overlook the fact that a woman has betrayed it in the most damaging way imaginable. Very nice of them...
- Our hero’s mental state has deteriorated to the point that he concocts a ridiculous escape plan, dithers fatally between his two loves and finally ends up dreaming of his childhood yet again.
The Samson novels are wonderful but I wish that Len had condensed "Faith", "Hope" and "Charity" into two books and then given us "Sinker II" so that we had some idea of what was really going on. As usual, Bernard has no idea.
It is a wonderful series that I urge you to read.
The dialogue is smooth and the ease in which you turn the page is a delight.
Having read all the books in the 3 series, I am only so sorry that I will be unable to follow any more of the exploits of Bernard, Dickie, Bret, Werner, Fiona et all.
Thank you, Len Deighton, it has been a joy!