2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Not a bad spy thriller,
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Spy Hook (Hook, Line & Sinker Series) (Paperback)
I give this 4 stars for being a good thriller in its own right, but in my opinion the 'secret' that Samson is uncovering in Spy Hook shows Deighton belatedly changing his mind and trying to replot Game, Set and Match, with only mixed results. Still, the Bernie Samson magic is still here: the cynicism and the clever tradecraft. The writing in Spy Hook is actually the best of the series, and there are some excellent new characters as well as some old favourites. My favourite scenes always involve Dicky Cruyer, who's the perfect foil for Bernard's wit and cynicism, and for some reason reminds me of David Cameron. Both HOOK and LINE are more action-packed than their predecessors, and should satisfy those who prefer their hard action to their office politics.