Berlin Game begins with a plea from “Brahms Four,” one of Britain’s most valuable agents stationed in East Germany: He wants to cross the Iron Curtain and come to the West. Bernard Samson, the former field agent now stationed in London, is tasked with the rescue. But before he even sets out on the mission, suspicions arise that there is a traitor in the MI6, likely one of his closest colleagues.
The first in Deighton’s acclaimed Game, Set, Match trilogy featuring the talented yet jaded intelligence officer Bernard Samson, Berlin Game is a riveting story of betrayal and suspicion in the Cold War.
Praise for Len Deighton:
“Virtuoso top level performance.”—Guardian
“Deighton, Greene and John le Carré comprise the reigning triumvirate of fictional spymasters beside whom all others pale.”—Seattle Times
“Few authors writing in the rigorous and finite genre of spy fiction have mastered the craft as well as Deighton.”—Chicago Tribune
“Deighton is so far in the front of other writers in the field that they are not even in sight.”—Sunday Times
“Lively, exciting, ingenious.”—Observer
“For sheer readability, he has no peer.”—Evening Standard
“What raises Deighton’s genre to art is not only his absorbing characters but his metaphoric grace, droll wit, command of technical detail … and sure sense of place.” —Washington Post
“I love him! So underrated now. The Berlin Game trilogy made lockdown possible.”—Olivia Laing
‟A stone-cold cold war classic.”—Guardian