Red Star Falling by Brian Freemantle
A Thriller (Charlie Muffin Thrillers)

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Freemantle ties up many loose ends in this complex tapestry of intrigue, but only fans of the first two Red Star books are likely to care.
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"If Brian Freemantle isn't the best writer of spy novels around, he's certainly, along with John le Carré, in the top two. . . . It doesn't get much better than this." ---The Philadelphia Inquirer

In a botched escape from Russia, MI5 spy Charlie Muffin is seized by the FSB, Russia's intelligence-service successor to the infamous KGB. Charlie is Russia's long-term target in British counter-intelligence, and Moscow is determined to extract, by whatever means necessary, every secret of British---and Western---espionage over Charlie's thirty-year career.

Charlie's determined not only to resist the interrogation but to learn from it if his Russian intelligence-officer wife and their daughter escaped the trap that snared him and have reached England. He embarks on a cat-and-mouse battle of deception to convince his interrogators that they're learning what they want---or think they want---aware that one misspoken word could be fatal.

That's not Charlie's only problem. He's also trying to work out how his escape was foiled. It could not have been only due to the FSB, or his wife and daughter would have been caught as well. His MI5 boss doesn't think it was, either, and suspects treachery by Britain's external intelligence organization, MI6. To help discover the truth, Natalia, Charlie's wife, uses all the Russian tradecraft she's ever learned to help save her husband.
Red Star Falling---the third in the Red Star trilogy---continues the acclaimed series that has established Brian Freemantle as one of the world's most ingenious espionage writers.

 

About Brian Freemantle

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BRIAN FREEMANTLE is the author more than thirty books, which have sold more than ten million copies worldwide. These include fourteen previous novels in the Charlie Muffin series, most recently Red Star Rising. He has been foreign editor and chief foreign correspondent for the London Daily Mail and foreign correspondent for the London Daily Sketch, among others. He lives in England.
 
Published June 25, 2013 by Thomas Dunne Books. 353 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction
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Kirkus

Good
on Apr 29 2013

In Freemantle's latest sophisticated spy thriller, the Muffin man remains a compelling figure, even in convalescent mode.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Apr 08 2013

Freemantle ties up many loose ends in this complex tapestry of intrigue, but only fans of the first two Red Star books are likely to care.

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