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5.0 out of 5 stars Showdown near Berlin, 1 May 2013
This review is from: Spy Line (Hook, Line & Sinker Series) (Paperback)
This is the 5th spy novel in a series of three trilogies, 9 books about British MI 6-spy Bernard Samson (BS), not counting his 1987 brilliant novel "Winter: a Berlin Family, 1899-1945", published after his first trilogy "Game, Set & Match": ten books! This is the most action-packed volume so far in the 2nd trilogy "Hook, Line & Sinker".
After the disastrous conclusion of "Spy Hook", BS is a wanted man and fugitive in the town he knows best and grew up in, living as a squatter in Berlin's seedy Kreuzberg quarter among asylum seekers and addicts. But MI 6's Berlin Field Unit quickly finds him and asks him to witness an interrogation. Thereafter, things calm down, life normalizes for BS... Why?
Crafty BS remains unaware of being a mere pawn in a lengthy campaign to confuse the KGB and cause the collapse of the system the KGB is meant to protect, starting with East Germany. Fans of BS's opinions and scathing portrayals of his younger boss Dicky Cruyer, whom LD in an earlier volume awarded the Stalin-prize for Office Politics, will enjoy this book. But much else happens in this book including bloody events, which readers should discover for themselves.
Otherwise, it is a quite satisfying, well-written book, once again full of intimate knowledge about Berlin, with talk of planned changes to Lisl's hotel where Bernard grew up in the post WW II-era. Links are made to "Winter", the novel mentioned above. And it has a bloody, surprising finish... "Spy Line" can be read on its own as a spy thriller. But reading the series chronologically from start to finish, is recommended.
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