Red Star Burning

Red Star Burning

A Thriller

Book - 2012
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A Barry Award Finalist for Best Thriller
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.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781250006363
Branch Call Number: FRE
Characteristics: 360 p. ;,22 cm


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ChristchurchLib Jul 11, 2016

Spy Fiction. Charlie Muffin has long been an excellent agent for MI5 -- Red Star Burning is the 15th in the long-running series -- but his luck may finally be running out. He's hidden not only his marriage to a high-ranking Russian intelligence agent but also the existence of their daughter -- and their lives may be in danger if he can't find a way to smuggle them out of Russia. But when his secret is exposed, Charlie has to outwit both governments in order to save his family -- and his career. Plausible scenarios, complex characters, and contemporary characters are some of the similarities between the Charlie Muffin and Gabriel Allon series.

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