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’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’s friend since childhood, is reluctant to get involved in Bernard’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.
‘Here is the master of espionage writing at his brilliant best… an authentic, compelling read’ Mail on Sunday
‘Deighton’s prose is tough, clean and compelling… storytelling of this high quality will never go out of fashion’ Sunday Express
‘Like the vintage Bentley, Deighton’s prose … runs extremely smoothly’
Times Literary Supplement
About the author
Born in London, Len Deighton served in the RAF before graduating from the Royal College of Art (which recently elected him a Senior Fellow). While in New York City working as a magazine illustrator he began writing his first novel, The Ipcress File, which was published in 1962. He is now the author of more than thirty books of fiction and non-fiction. At present living in Europe, he has, over the years, lived with his family in ten different countries from Austria to Portugal.
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James Lailey captures Deighton’s characters perfectly. His German is utterly convincing. In particular Lailey brings out the relationship between Samson and his best friend Werner Volkmann perfectly; movingly in some places (no wish to spoil the plot). I have listed to, and re-listened to all nine books many times. All excellent!