By Len Deighton
Bernard Samson returns to Berlin within the ultimate novel within the vintage undercover agent trilogy, religion, wish and CHARITY Bernard keeps to chip away on the secret of his sister-in-law Tessa Kosinski?s loss of life in Berlin at the the most important evening while his spouse Fiona was once introduced out of the East. combating to discover the reality, he should also confront the major relationships in his personal existence: Fiona remains to be faraway from sturdy now that she has again to paintings, and their little ones stay within the clutches of his prosperous and manipulative better half's father. in the meantime, Werner Volkmann, Bernard?s good friend on account that adolescence, is reluctant to get entangled in Bernard?s campaign. an excellent depiction either one of covert operations and workplace politics, Charity is full of motion, incident and intrigue, bringing to a successful end a chain of ten novels that represents one of many nice acheivements of recent English fiction.
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Moreland scratched on the back of a gas station receipt, looking for the girlfriend who set up the date between his client and J. T. Cummings, the only person Dana can think of who can corroborate her story. The ﬁrst number is disconnected. The other is the home of a Mexi can woman who sounds to be about eighty. She’s never heard of Dana Moreland. Jay leaves a note on Eddie Mae’s desk: they’ve got to ﬁnd the witness. He gets home late, after eight o’clock. Bernie is already in bed, snoring. She left a plate for him on the stove.
Charlie passes on a cross-exam. For his direct, he walks a sta pled stack of papers to the judge’s bench: the cop’s afﬁdavit and the original police report. The judge reads the pages in silence while they all wait. The court reporter checks a chipped nail. The bailiff looks at his watch. Out in the hallway, they can hear rubber soles squeaking on the linoleum and one side of an argu ment about who has the best catﬁsh plate, Delﬁna’s on Main or Guido’s. Finally, Judge Hicks looks up, looks right at Jay.
By now, he’s onto the hustle. “If I could just get a little money,” the guy starts. “I’ll pay you back, I swear. ” Jay stands and shows him to the door. The hooker is the only bright spot on the horizon. He tries a couple of phone numbers Ms. Moreland scratched on the back of a gas station receipt, looking for the girlfriend who set up the date between his client and J. T. Cummings, the only person Dana can think of who can corroborate her story. The ﬁrst number is disconnected. The other is the home of a Mexi can woman who sounds to be about eighty.