Bernard Samson is the protagonist in a series of spy fiction novels by English author Len Deighton. Bernard is an intelligence officer for the Secret Intelligence Service.


Len Deighton is an English author of spy novels and cookbooks. He is best known for his Harry Palmer novels, including The Ipcress File. The Ipcress File was adapted into a film starring Michael Caine. Deighton is also an expert on the history of the British military, having written several non-fiction books on it.