Charlie Muffin returns. Not exactly willingly, of course, and not exactly as he might have planned. Boozier, scruffier and more sour than ever, he has unwittingly stumbled on his aching feet into the midst of a tricky little plot by British Intelligence to unmask a mole in their Embassy in Rome - and an even tricker little counter-plot by the KGB to ensure that they don't. Charlie could easily get killed, for he is the pawn both sides are happily prepared to sacrifice. But Charlie Muffin is one pawn that can't be taken so easily. A fact both sides should have figured out by now.
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Brian Freemantle [b. 1936] is one of Britain's most acclaimed authors of spy fiction. His novels have sold over ten million copies worldwide. Born in Southampton, Freemantle entered his career as a journalist, and began writing espionage thrillers in the late 1960s. Charlie M (1977) introduced the world to Charlie Muffin and won Freemantle international recognition—he would go on to publish fourteen titles in the series.
Freemantle has written dozens of other novels, including two featuring Sebastian Holmes, an illegitimate son of Sherlock Holmes, and the Cowley and Danilov series, about an American FBI agent and a Russian militia detective who work together to comabt organized crime in the post-Cold War world. Freemantle lives and works in London, England.
Within the very first chapter, the listener becomes fond, even protective, of Charlie Muffin, hard-drinking British ex-secret agent. Hired by an insurance company to protect the jewelry of the British ambassador's wife in Italy, Charlie goes to Rome. At the same time, his former intelligence service determines that the embassy in Rome has a mole. Unbeknownst to him, Charlie is chosen by both the KGB and MI6 to be the patsy. Narrator Hayward Morse has many voices--all of them consistent, most of them appealing. Even the female characters sound authentic. The listener never loses track of who is speaking, which is important, as most of the action in the book is conveyed by dialogue. R.E.K. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Arrow Books Ltd, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099300206