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

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Britain’s MI5 tolerates Charlie Muffin because he’s their best field agent. What none of his colleagues knows, though, is that he is married to Natalia Fedova, a colonel in the FSB, the Russian intelligence successor to the KGB. It’s a secret that could land her in front of a firing squad, and him in jail for life. Worst of all, their daughter would then end up in a Russian state orphanage.

But a frantic call from Natalia has brought their secret out, and Charlie must lead a combined MI5/MI6 mission to rescue her. He soon realizes that his higher-ups have other priorities than his family’s safety. Charlie will have to outwit not just the Russians but his own government as well to protect the lives of his wife and child.

Clever, unpredictable, and exciting, Red Star Burning shows why Brian Freemantle has been widely praised as one of the greatest living espionage novelists.


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 August 3, 2010 by Thomas Dunne Books. 384 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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Last seen in 2002's Kings of Many Castles, working-class British spy Charlie Muffin once again proves that experience and intelligence (on the part of both author and hero) are at least as important a

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The corpse of a horribly tortured and murdered Russian man is found on the front lawn of the British embassy in Moscow, with an arm missing, fingerprints burned off, and face obliterated by a shot in the head from behind.

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Charlie must piece together the identity of the dead man is, how and why he came to be on the embassy grounds, and who killed him, all the while trying to keep the Russian political machine in the dark.Certainly much of the thrill in reading Red Star Rising is in following how Charlie outmaneuver...

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