by Len Deighton
Knopf; 305 pages; $18.95
British agent Bernard Samson proved himself a good candidate for early retirement in Len Deighton's trilogy Berlin Game, Mexico Set and London Match. Samson's career was not advanced by his wife Fiona's defection to the Soviet Union or by the unreliability of the KGB operative Samson had enticed to the West. And, to top it off, field-wise Bernard found himself ill-suited to maneuvering inside the bureaucracy at London headquarters.
Instead of a pension, however, Samson now gets a whole new Deighton trilogy, beginning with Spy Hook. Line and Sinker are the titles...