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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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London Match Bernard Samson Len Deighton Book Review

No ‘Match’ for conclusion to Deighton’s first Samson trilogy

London Match, the final piece in the first trilogy centered on Bernard Samson, does well to both stand on its own and build off of its predecessors, Berlin Game and Mexico Set. As expected, author Len Deighton delivers everything you could ever want in spy fiction with the bonus of Bernard Samson being, well, Bernard Samson!

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Berlin Game Spoiler Free Review Len Deighton

Meeting Bernard Samson: A No Spoilers Review of Berlin Game by Len Deighton

There isn’t usually a lot of hype going in to the reading of a book that is more than three decades old when you get around to it, but thanks to the wonderful community of the Spybrary Podcast, my reading through the bibliography of Len Deighton finally arrived at Berlin Game, the first of nine novels from Deighton starring Bernard Samson.

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