Here Comes Charlie M: A Charlie Muffin Thriller (Book Two) by Brian Freemantle

By Brian Freemantle

Disavowed undercover agent Charlie Muffin wages struggle opposed to his former employers
Charlie Muffin has get back to England. The ex-spy, a veteran of twenty-five years’ carrier to the Crown, used to be final visible in Berlin, the place an try out on his existence via his personal association ended in foreign embarrassment. that they had anticipated Charlie—a matted, middle-aged survivor of each double pass within the book—to die simply. as an alternative, he disappeared.
 
But after months at the run, dulling his instincts with alcohol and laziness, the stress of existence within the shadows eventually will get to Charlie. through now the warmth again domestic should have died down, and he shouldn’t have any hassle sneaking around the Channel. Now, he expects, he can eventually be secure in England.
 
Charlie Muffin is useless wrong.
 
This publication positive factors an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle together with infrequent photographs from the author’s own collection.

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She reached out, feeling for his arm, looking down with him over the faraway city. ’ she asked unexpectedly. He considered her question. ‘A very unusual man,’ he said firmly. ’ ‘I owe him so much,’ said the woman. ’ ‘Neither will I,’ said Berenkov. ’ ‘Yes,’ agreed the man. ’ ‘Very much,’ he said, distantly. ’ ‘He was very clever, doing what he did. ’ He shivered, a man suddenly exposed to the cold. ‘… more terrible than prison,’ he said. ’ It had been stupid to begin the conversation, she decided, irritated with herself.

She asked unexpectedly. He considered her question. ‘A very unusual man,’ he said firmly. ’ ‘I owe him so much,’ said the woman. ’ ‘Neither will I,’ said Berenkov. ’ ‘Yes,’ agreed the man. ’ ‘Very much,’ he said, distantly. ’ ‘He was very clever, doing what he did. ’ He shivered, a man suddenly exposed to the cold. ‘… more terrible than prison,’ he said. ’ It had been stupid to begin the conversation, she decided, irritated with herself. It had led to needless reminiscence and they had been getting away from that in the last few months.

Berenkov didn’t reply immediately. ’ he asked. ‘Always,’ she replied. ‘I expected it to get better, when you’d established yourself with a good cover. But it didn’t. It got worse. ’ He nodded. ‘I was getting very nervous, too, towards the end,’ he admitted. ’ He nodded again. ‘I knew I’d never serve the full sentence, of course,’ he said. ‘I thought, in the beginning, that I would be able to withstand it easily enough, waiting for the exchange that we always arrange … but it had a strange, destructive effect …’ Valentina looked at the man she had seen so rarely in the past twenty years.

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