Why did Bernard Samson's wife Fiona disappear into East Berlin, leaving
him with two young children and a wrecked career as a spy? This, at last, is Fiona's
story. We see how she was recruited by the KGB as a young Oxford student. We also
see her rise through the hierarchy of the British intelligence system until she is their super
spy for East Germany, her mission the dangerous dealings that will help bring down the
Berlin Wall in 1989. Beautiful, brilliant Fiona is thus caught not only in the double world of
two espionage systems but also in the growing realization that it is only through treachery
and deceit of the ones she loves most that Fiona can serve her country.
Spy Sinker is the crescendo climax of the six previous best-selling novels by Len
Deighton, and it ties them all together.
Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half pay without a command, until Stephen Maturin arrives with orders for Aubrey to mount an expedition against the French-held islands of Mauritius and La Réunion.... More...