In January 1988, Communists still rule Russia. Polish soldiers have taken control of the Warsaw palaces. The Eastern Bloc is crumbling like hard clay, and everyones fighting for their own turf. Anger and suspicion sparkle like snowflakes on the cold night air. And as Bernard Samson carries his sick companion home, his own journey is only beginning.
As Len Deightons superb trilogy concludes, Samson continues to peel away the mystery surrounding his sister-in-law Tessa Kosinskis murder on the crucial night his wife, Fiona, came back West from the cold. Once again, hes forced to confront the key relationships in his own life, while his fathers specter hovers over all, a deadly force to be reckoned with even now. With no one he can trust, few leads, and even fewer truthful answers, Samson doggedly traces his way back to the fateful night in Berlin when he saw Tessa get shot.
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After steering master spy Bernard Samson through Faith and Hope, Len Deighton wraps up his trilogy with a predictable dose of Charity. Although the beleaguered spook has plenty of intrigue to deal with, this installment seems more diffuse and less plot-driven than its predecessors. Still, Deighton fans will probably enjoy the resolution of several outstanding cliffhangers, including the likelihood of a decent retirement package for the protagonist.About the Author:
Born in London, Len Deighton served in the RAF before graduating from the Royal College of Art (which recently elected him a Senior Fellow). While in New York City working as a magazine illustrator he began writing his first novel, The Ipcress File, which was published in 1962. He is now the author of more than thirty books of fiction and non-fiction. At present living in Europe, he has, over the years, lived with his family in ten different countries from Austria to Portugal.
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