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The Inscrutable Charlie Muffin

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264 pages3 hours

Summary

A burned ship might burn bridges for the rogue British spy. “Charlie’s exploits are more like miniature Le Carrés . . . a mini-marvel of neat intrigue” (Kirkus Reviews). 
 They call Charlie Muffin a traitor. He has been on the run ever since the blow-up in Berlin, when British intelligence declared him obsolete and tried to kill him. Charlie outsmarted them then, and he has done so ever since, staying one step ahead by forgoing any semblance of an even halfway normal life. Now he is alone in Hong Kong and his only protector and friend, Rupert Willoughby, is a hemisphere away. Now Rupert is in trouble. He has invested £6 million in a massive new ocean liner but the ship is destroyed by arsonists, burning completely down in a Hong Kong harbor. The owners blame Chinese agents, but Charlie smells a rat and agrees to investigate. But the conspiracy is more dangerous than anyone knew, and it’s not long before Charlie realizes that his good deed could be his last. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

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