George V. Reilly

Review: Spy Line

Spy Line
Title: Spy Line
Author: Len Deighton
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Ballantine
Copyright: 1989
Pages: 316
Keywords: spy
Reading period: 22–23 April, 2016

Spy Line is the sequel to Spy Hook. Bernard Samson is on the run from MI6 in East Berlin after asking unwelcome questions about a slush fund. Eventually they settle their dif­fer­ences and MI6 sends him on a mission to Vienna, where he learns that his wife Fiona, widely believed to be a traitor who had defected to the KGB, was in fact a double agent. Samson is world-weary but shocked to learn that the truth of his wife’s supposed defection had been hidden from him by Fiona and by the handful of superiors who knew the truth.

A satisfying middle book in this trilogy.

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