Author: Len Deighton

Release: January 1, 1995

Tagline: A Bernard Samson Novel

Publisher: HarperCollins

Genre: Fiction, Spy Fiction, Thriller

ISBN-10: 0060176962
ISBN-13: 978-0060176969

Main Character(s): Bernard Samson, Dicky Cruyer

Synopsis: A sequel to Faith finds Bernard Sampson searching for his missing brother-in-law in late 1980s Poland, where he and his anxious boss infiltrate the black market and make a shocking discovery.

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Quotes and Lines

Dicky loved dramas, especially tragedies: and especially ones that brought disaster to people he envied.

It was too cold to enquire too deeply into the misfortunes of others, and too dangerous.

‘To be absolutely certain they were going to kill us,’ I said, ‘we would have to be dead.’

‘Comics die younger than straight men. Have you noticed that, Bernard?’ – Dicky

‘You always were a romantic,’ I said.
‘And you always were a pragmatist, weren’t you, Bernard?’ – Harry Strang
‘I don’t know; I’ve never pragmarred.’

‘Don’t underestimate their skills and effectiveness. Amateurs built the Ark, remember; professionals built the Titanic.’ – Frank

Never mind all that stuff about the adrenalin flowing; real petrifying fear and despair brings only an overwhelming weariness.

These are the sort of bureaucratic pen-pushers who think a peace treaty is more important than a peace.