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 West from the Cold, his family is in tatters, and Samson has no where to turn for answers. Only his childhood friend, Werner Volkmann, 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.