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Samson’s second grand finale captures readers Hook, Line, and Sinker

Normally it is possible to argue with an inside dust jacket quote, but in this case, it’s improbable. “Spy Sinker is the crescendo climax of the six previous bestselling novels by Len Deighton–and it ties them all together.” Spy Sinker is the culmination of the six previous novels, but it’s so much more than that. In a way, Berlin Game, Mexico Set, London Match, Winter, Spy Hook, and Spy Line are the dots plotted on a graph in the Bernard…

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Second Samson trilogy gets its ‘Hook’ in quickly

Second Samson trilogy gets its ‘Hook’ in quickly

The first book in the second Bernard Samson trilogy feels much more serialized than the start of a trilogy. I wouldn’t suggest that you start with Spy Hook; however, it is the beginning of a compelling arc that provides more information for your personal dossier of Bernard Samson.

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Spoiler Free Review of Len Deighton's Winter

Depth of Deighton’s character arcs on full display in Winter

Winter: A Novel of a Berlin Family by Len Deighton is a familial masterpiece. Starting with Harald Winter and focusing on his two sons, Peter and Paul Winter, this novel follows the family’s journey as their spouses and friends are all intertwined in chaotic and random events as history unfolds with World War I and World War II.

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