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Here Comes Charlie M (Charlie Muffin #2)

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Disavowed spy Charlie Muffin wages war against his former employersCharlie Muffin has come back to England. The ex-spy, a veteran of twenty-five years’ service to the Crown, was last seen in Berlin, where an attempt on his life by his own organization led to international embarrassment. They had expected Charlie—a disheveled, middle-aged survivor of every double cross in t ...more
Paperback, 202 pages
Published February 12th 1980 by Ballantine Books (first published 1978)
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Drea Razer
Feb 26, 2013 Drea Razer rated it really liked it
The second book in the Charlie Muffin series. If you haven't read the first one (Charlie M), you'll want to do that first. If its been a year or so in between readings, and you're trying to remember what happened, don't worry, you'll get enough of a recap early in this one to jog your memory. Charlie Muffin, the slovenly, down at heels James Bond, continues to outwit his enemies with a minimum of fuss. If you haven't read these, don't expect high speed car chases and raging gun battles. These ...more
Ted Kendall
Jan 19, 2012 Ted Kendall rated it it was amazing
I grew up on the classic spy novels that my dad recommended to me and my brother. This is one of those and it is readable today as it was years ago. It is John LeCarre without the Wikipedia entries on in-fighting. Now that I have almost the last episode in this character's series, I want to read more. How did I miss this author?
Jeff Crosby
Oct 27, 2013 Jeff Crosby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Charlie Muffin is an amoral, intelligent, ruthless, and vindictive agent. He is not a man of action, and selects his causes. he is not motivated by patriotism, conviction, or ethics. He is fascinating.

This second novel is a direct sequel to Carlie M. It can be read independently, but is better appreciated if read sequentially.
Manuel Antão
Mar 28, 2015 Manuel Antão rated it really liked it
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How did I miss this author?? Another winner by Brian Freemantle. This time, both the CIA and British Intelligence have to deal with a Charlie Muffin keen on revenge. The funny aspect of things present in the first volume is almost absent here. It gives the book a more serious tone, which makes the book very enjoyable.

Nov 06, 2015 Diogenes rated it really liked it
More of the tragic and ironic saga of the gross incompetence and arrogance of the top officials of the British Secret Service and the CIA, all in an attempt to get even with Charlie Muffin. Things constantly go awry - with tragic consequences to all, including Charlie.
Ted Biggs
Aug 25, 2013 Ted Biggs rated it really liked it
Glad to find a new series to read. Interesting with it's realism, no one is James Bond. Sometimes drags a little with close study of small intranet-departmental political maneuverings, but usually comes back to fit into the story.
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Aka John Maxwell, Jonathan Evans, Jack Winchester, Harry Asher and Richard Gant.

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 Muff
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