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Bernard Samson returns to Berlin in the final novel in the classic spy trilogy, FAITH, HOPE and CHARITY

Bernard continues to chip away at the mystery of his sister-in-law Tessa Kosinski#65533;#65533;e#65533;(tm)s death in Berlin on the crucial night when his wife Fiona was brought out of the East. Fighting to uncover the truth, he must also confront the key relationships in his own life: Fiona is still far from stable now that she has returned to work, and their children remain in the clutches of his wealthy and manipulative father-in-law. Meanwhile, Werner Volkmann, Bernard#65533;#65533;e#65533;(tm)s friend since childhood, is reluctant to get involved in Bernard#65533;#65533;e#65533;(tm)s crusade.

A wonderful depiction both of covert operations and office politics, Charity is packed with action, incident and intrigue, bringing to a triumphant conclusion a series of ten novels that represents one of the great acheivements of modern English fiction.

This 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.

Publisher: 1996.
ISBN: 9780007395767
Branch Call Number: FIC Deigh
Characteristics: 279 pages


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Apr 26, 2017

I finished Charity, last of the 9 books in the three trilogies about Bernard Sampson. While the grand finale is nice for Bernard, I have a big question about the plot. The British SIS went to a lot of trouble to try to fool East German security into believing that a dead female is that of Fiona when she was extracted from East Germany. And yet, after she came back to England from California, she had resumed working for the British SIS and travelled widely to continental Europe. Since she did not undergo any plastic surgery to disguise her appearance, wouldn't the East German security kill her off?

Dec 18, 2011

I was disappointed with the ending - it seemed to end suddenly and didn't seem to fit with the lead-up.

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