Charlie M: A Charlie Muffin Thriller (Book One) by Brian Freemantle

By Brian Freemantle

A decidedly un-Bond-like British secret agent outwits the Soviets—and his bosses—in this mystery from a multimillion-selling writer that provides “pure pride” (Chicago Tribune).
Charlie Muffin is an anachronism. He got here into the intelligence provider within the early Nineteen Fifties, whilst the govt, determined for foot infantrymen within the coming near near chilly battle, dipped into the center type for the 1st time. regardless of a scarcity of upper-class bearing, Charlie survived twenty-five years at the espionage battle’s entrance line: Berlin. yet instances have replaced: the men from Oxford and Cambridge are working the store back, and so they are looking to dispose of the middle-class undercover agent who’s a thorn of their facet. they've got determined that it’s time for Charlie to be sacrificed.
But Charlie Muffin didn’t continue to exist 20 years in Berlin by means of being a pushover. He intends to head on preserving the world, and won’t permit a person from his personal association get in his way.
This booklet good points an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle together with infrequent images from the author’s own collection.

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There’s no entry date,’ he protested. Charlie slid a small packet across the table. ‘A date stamp,’ he said. ‘From the same man that made the passport. ’ Bayer reached forward, seizing the other man’s hand and holding it. ‘I don’t have the words to thank you,’ he said. His eyes were clouded, Charlie saw. The Briton shrugged, uncomfortably. ’ ‘The girl I’m going to marry. ’ Charlie concentrated on the beer before him. ’ he queried. ’ ‘No one would have learned anything from the conversation,’ assured Bayer.

Charlie said dismissively. Brian Snare managed to intrude his irritation into the noisy inhalation. The damned man never stopped, he thought. ‘There’s not the slightest sign of activity,’ insisted Snare. The wind drove the wispy fair hair over his face. Quickly he brushed it back, carefully smoothing it down. ‘Don’t be stupid,’ said Charlie. ’ ‘So were Berenkov’s. ’ Snare looked from the border to the other man, arrested by the ‘I’. Muffin had co-ordinated Berenkov’s capture, probably the most important single spy arrest in Europe since the Second World War, and was frightened the credit for it was being taken away.

He made a measure between finger and thumb, indicating the large size to the barman. Snare and Harrison really weren’t good operatives, decided Charlie. No matter what the circumstances, they shouldn’t have permitted such reaction. ‘So you’re having a wake for me,’ he suggested, sarcastically, nodding towards the drinks. He raised his own glass. ’ Both grabbed for their glasses, joining in the toast. Like hopefuls in a school play, thought Charlie, watching the performance. They were losing their surprise now, recognising the stupidity of their response and embarrassed by it.

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