Charity (Bernard Samson, Book 9) by Len Deighton

By Len Deighton

Bernard Samson returns to Berlin within the ultimate novel within the vintage undercover agent trilogy, religion, wish and CHARITY Bernard maintains to chip away on the secret of his sister-in-law Tessa Kosinski?s loss of life in Berlin at the an important evening while his spouse Fiona was once introduced out of the East. combating to discover the reality, he also needs to confront the major relationships in his personal lifestyles: Fiona remains to be faraway from strong now that she has lower back to paintings, and their kids stay within the clutches of his prosperous and manipulative partner's father. in the meantime, Werner Volkmann, Bernard?s buddy on account that formative years, is reluctant to get entangled in Bernard?s campaign. an excellent depiction either one of covert operations and place of work politics, Charity is filled with motion, incident and intrigue, bringing to a victorious end a sequence of ten novels that represents one of many nice acheivements of recent English fiction.

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Its covers were tattered and brittle, the hardwood boards inside the tooled leather bindings peeking out from the corners. He had it open, exposing its first page. It was bare, except for a large, brown-and­ purple stain in its bottom right corner—the result of a bacterial attack— and a title in its center: Registrum Pauperes Commilitones Christi Templique Salomonis. The Registry of the Templars. “This is the one,” the professor insisted, turning the pages with careful strokes. Most of its linen-based paper leaves seemed to be covered with blocks of prose, written in a cursive Blackletter script.

The archivist looked at him through confused, jittery eyes. “What . . ” Reilly put a comforting hand on the man’s shoulder. “You just blacked out there for a second. ” He wasn’t enjoying the lie. Bescondi looked lost, visibly trying to make sense of the situation. Reilly knew he wouldn’t remember anything—not yet, anyway. But he would. And soon. “Stay there,” Reilly told him. ” The archivist nodded. Reilly shot Sharafi a “let’s-go” flick of the head, his eyes darting dis­ creetly to the codex he was carrying.

So here’s what we’ll do,” Reilly said. “You want the book. I want Tess. In one piece. So we trade. ” The bomber shook his head, a mock apology on his face. “Can’t do that. I’m not sure it’s safe for me to go down there right now, you know what I mean? No, you’ll have to go get her yourself. So how about this instead. The book, for her location. ” His word. Reilly mashed his teeth. He knew he had no choice. “And that phone you’re holding,” he added. The bomber thought about it for a brief moment, then shrugged.

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