Spy Hook by Len Deighton

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SPY HOOK by Len Deighton, Alfred A. Knopf, First Edition, First printing, 1988. Once a field agent in the dangerous byways of Eastern Europe, and now relegated to an administrative backwater at London Central, Samson, (Our Hero) has become, in his own words, "the dogsbody who got the jobs that no one else wanted." But now he's got something else as well: information that he might be better off not knowing - information about a huge financial scam that has erupted within the Service. Millions of pounds have disappeared. And what Samson learns is so confounding that he cannot resist pursuing it far beyond the tight perimeters of the official investigation. This is Part ONE of a THREE Part Series, HOOK, LINE & SINKER. I Enjoyed all three! This novel is about an English Intelligence agent who cracks a case involving fellow members of his own organization. High Espionage at its very best!

About Len Deighton

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Len (Leonard Cyril) Deighton, the master of the modern spy thriller, was born in London in 1929. He attended the Royal College of Art and served in the Royal Air Force. He married Shirley Thompson in 1960. Deighton has varied work experience. Among other things, he has been an art student, railroad worker, pastry cook, waiter, photographer, and a teacher. Deighton's first of more than a dozen bestsellers, The Ipcress File, appeared in 1962. His spy thrillers are characterized by his careful attention to detail of place, sequence of events, and description of people, providing the reader with the strong sense of actually being there as the story unfolds. His works include two trilogies: the "Game, Set and Match" group--Berlin Game (1984), Mexico Set (1985), and London Match (1986) and the "Hook, Line, and Sinker" group - Spy Hook (1988), Spy Line (1989), and Spy Sinker (1990). Len Deighton also writes television plays and cookbooks.
Published January 1, 1989 by Ballantine. 288 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics. Fiction

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A very welcome return for British agent Bernard Samson, hero of Berlin Game, Mexico Set, and London Match (1983-85).

Dec 14 1988 | Read Full Review of Spy Hook

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Initiating a second trilogy, Deighton mesmerizes the reader with the ongoing trials of Bernard Sansom, British intelligence agent who survived perils in Berlin Game , Mexico Set and London Match. Sans

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In this first installment of a second trilogy starring British spy Bernard Samson, the reader is always several steps ahead of the disbelieving hero, who becomes the unwilling dupe of a ruthless, supe

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