I do so love Charlie Muffin.
A much realistic version of an intelligence agent on the ground, relying on his wits and training more than than technology and weaponry.
Nice touches of the class warfare going on in seemingly every reach of the British establishment and how Charlie, with his large chip on shoulder, carves out pieces of his “betters.”
Hail to the Muffin Man!
An oldie but goodie… Charlie makes an interesting spy, more realistic than more well-known literary spies.
Try the full series!
Freemantle is usually a reliably good read, but this one rings false in its portrayal of the psychological makeup and breakdown of supposedly professional assassin. Where is the Muffin Man when you need him?
Do you know the Muffin Man? If you don’t, it’s time you did. I have got to go back and read these in chronological order.