CharityBook - 1996
Bernard Samson investigates the murder of his sister-in-law, Tessa Kosinzki, only to discover that the execution order came from a high-level government official and that dark secrets are undermining the core of the British Secret Service
For Bernard Samson, the end is near.
In the concluding volume of Len Deighton's superb trilogy that began with Faith and Hope, Bernard Samson continues to peel away the mystery surrounding the cold-blooded murder of his sister-in-law, Tessa, on the streets of Berlin. Although his wife, Fiona, has come back from the cold and is now in the West, his family is in tatters, and Samson has no where to turn for answers. Only his childhood friend Werner Volkman seems to offer the charity that Samson craves, but Volkmann is reluctant to get involved with any quest for the truth, no matter who is doing the asking. And as always, hovering above all Samson does and tries to be is the persistent memory of his father -- a deadly force to be reckoned with, even now.
Deighton's back and better than ever. Packed with action, incident and intrigue, Charity brings to a triumphant conclusion a series of 10 novels that represents one of the greatest achievements in modern fiction.
In the last installment to the trilogy, Bernard Sampson is slowly unraveling the mystery surrounding the murder of his sister-in-law, Tessa, in Berlin, and with his family life in shambles, the only person he can turn to is his childhood friend Volkmann, who is unwilling to get involved. Reprint.