Aleksi Ivanovich Smirnov, an orphan and a thief, has been living by his wits and surviving below the ever-watchful eye of the Soviet system until his luck finally runs out....
In 1949 Frank Weeks, fair-haired boy of the newly formed CIA, was exposed as a communist spy and fled the country to vanish behind the Iron Curtain....
In war-torn Yugoslavia, a beautiful young filmmaker and photographer - a veritable hero to her people - and a German officer have been brutally murdered....
Berlin, 1929. Detective Inspector Rath was a successful career officer in the Cologne Homicide Division before a shooting incident in which he inadvertently killed a man....
The CIA is reeling from a double agent within their midst. Someone is selling secrets to the Soviets, compromising missions around the globe. Undercover agents have been assassinated....
Bernard Samson returns to Berlin in the second novel in the classic spy trilogy, Faith, Hope and Charity.
Bernard is trying hard to readjust his life in the face of questions about his wife, Fiona, and her defection to the East. Is she the brilliant highflier that her department seems to think she is? Or is she a spent force, a wife and mother unwilling or unable to face her domestic responsibilities?
Bernard doesn't know but is determined to find out. Bernard's boss, Dicky Cruyer, is certainly not anxious to reveal what he knows, as he jostles for power with Fiona herself in London Central and takes to the road with Bernard on a mysterious mission to Poland.
This new reissue includes a foreword from the cover designer, Oscar-winning filmmaker Arnold Schwartzman, and a brand-new introduction by Len Deighton, which offers a fascinating insight into the writing of the story.
Great book, second part of the third trilogy of Bernard Samsung set during the Cold War.
Read them all.
Loved this book, excellent next step in the series very well narrate. just looking forward to the next one!
Would you listen to Hope again? Why?
This is a fantastic story, indeed the whole series is, but special credit should go to the narrator James Lailey, whose characterisations, pacing and general performance are completely fantastic.
What did you like best about this story?
The complexity and humour
What about James Lailey’s performance did you like?
Everything - he nails all the characters with distinctive voices which are all utterly believable and creates great pictures. (including the female parts!) A really talented narrator
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