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.
Freemantle knows that the conflict at the heart of espionage fiction is not West versus East but individual versus organization. Charlie Muffin carries the individual's colors as well as any character in the genre. "Booklist" 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 as flying fists and explosions in the entertaining entry in Freemantle's long-running series. "Publishers Weekly" If you like to read about a protagonist who, like a master chess player, seems to be think three or four moves ahead of everyone, then the Charlie M series is for you. It is deliciously complex. "Deadly Pleasures""