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Freemantle, Brian

Works: 231 works in 1,014 publications in 7 languages and 30,588 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Spy fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Action and adventure fiction  History 
Roles: Author, Other, fme
Classifications: PR6056.R43, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Brian Freemantle
Charlie M by Brian Freemantle( Book )

43 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Muffin has been approached to mastermind a 4.5 million dollar protection job for Tsar Nicholas II's priceless stamp collection. Charlie has no way of knowing that the Romanov stamp exhibition has been staged entirely by the FBI to capture Giuseppe Terrilli, a Florida businessman with a passion for stamps. The Tsar's stamp collection debuts in New York as the Terrilli's mob assembles in Florida to organize the theft of the collection. The robbery proves not to be quite so simple once Charlie has arrived
No time for heroes by Brian Freemantle( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The police of two former enemies, the U.S. and Russia, join forces to combat a new enemy: the Mafia. The protagonists are William Cowley of the FBI and a Moscow police investigator, Dimitri Danilov, and they are assigned to prevent the formation of a worldwide crime cartel. The mission takes them from Washington to the Sicilian countryside, to Swiss banks, to a shootout in Moscow. By the author of The Button Man
Bomb grade by Brian Freemantle( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In post-Communist Moscow, British agent Charlie Muffin joins forces with operatives of the Russian ministry of interior to retrieve plutonium stolen by local gangsters. The plutonium is destined for Iraq and there is enough of it to make three dozen atom bombs. By the author of Charlie's Apprentice
KGB by Brian Freemantle( Book )

32 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van de activiteiten van de Russische geheime dienst
Charlie's apprentice by Brian Freemantle( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Muffin of the British secret service flies to Beijing to rescue an agent, unaware he got a KGB woman pregnant on a previous mission in Russia. By the author of Comrade Charlie
The run around by Brian Freemantle( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie is assigned to investigate rumors of a major international political assassination
The blind run by Brian Freemantle( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edgar Award Finalist: Imprisoned for treason, Charlie Muffin hunts for a way out{u2014}by crossing a line. After a trumped-up trial, Charlie Muffin lands in jail for treason{u2014}ready to learn the secrets of his fellow inmate, a convicted British traitor. Nobody expected KGB agents to stage a prison break to free their man. Charlie faces another choice: go to Moscow to complete his assignment or face 40 long years in prison. It doesn{u2019}t take him long to decide. Charlie doesn{u2019}t have the full picture, of course, which is the way of espionage. But Charlie doesn{u2019}t regret his Iron Curtain escape, as it leads him to Natalia Fedova, the KGB interrogator assigned to determine if his defection is genuine or staged. For anyone else, the risk would be suicidal. But for Charlie, the greatest danger may be falling in love. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author{u2019}s personal collection
Red star burning : a thriller by Brian Freemantle( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hiding his marriage to a Russian intelligence colonel with an awareness that discovery would result in her execution, MI5 field agent Charlie leads a frantic mission to outwit both governments and save his family when their secret is exposed
See Charlie run by Brian Freemantle( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie's mission is to confirm that a top KGB assassin really does want to defect. But, he soon realizes that he is a pawn in an elaborate double-cross
Mind/reader by Brian Freemantle( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychological profiler Claudine Carter of Europol tracks a serial killer who is dismembering bodies all over the European Union. Unfortunately, her identity becomes public and the killer goes after her. By the author of Bomb Grade
Dead men living by Brian Freemantle( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When investigating the bodies of two Allied officers that have been frozen in the Siberian snow for fifty years, Charles Muffin, a British agent, finds himself caught up in a vast conspiracy of silence spanning three governments
The fix by Brian Freemantle( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and Japanese and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comrade Charlie by Brian Freemantle( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new addition to the highly acclaimed Charlie Muffin spy series, Brian Freemantle's scruffy hero becomes entangled in the high-stakes complexities of a KGB intelligence-gathering mission. As the Soviet Union is about to come apart, Moscow focuses its attention on one goal: not only to match but beat the American development of the Star Wars Defense Program and prove yet again that the Soviet Union is the leader in space exploration. Meanwhile, abrasive and unwelcome on his own side, Charlie is off the active British roster and relegated to the chores of a low-grade clerk. It's just such a chore that gets him back in action after he unwittingly stumbles onto a British traitor involved in the Kremlin's scheme. Moscow uses this coincidence to plan Charlie's permanent removal, using Natalia Fedova, Charlie's former lover and KGB debriefer, as the bait to bring about Charlie's destruction. Never has Freemantle plotted more skillfully than in this clever, historical spy thriller. Every character is real, every twist and turn of the plot a surprise, every detail of the sophisticated world of espionage credible and convincing
Time to kill by Brian Freemantle( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Mason, former CIA spy turned Russian double agent, has been released after 15 years in prison. He was convicted based on the testimony of Dimitri Sobell, the Russian agent who turned Jack and ran him. But Mason has an even stronger reason to be bitter--Sobell stole Mason's wife, Ann, and later married her, defected to the U.S, and was given a new identity under the Witness Protection Program. But Jack has honed his tradecraft even while in prison and has tracked the exact whereabouts of Sobell and Ann
The button man by Brian Freemantle( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A serial killer stalking both Americans and Russians is loose in Moscow."
Red star rising by Brian Freemantle( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The body of a murdered, tortured Russian has been found in Moscow, which isn't unusual in the crime-ridden city. What is different is that this corpse is on the lawn of the British embassy. Eager to prevent an international incident, London dispatches veteran MI5 agent Charlie Muffin to investigate. Charlie is an old hand who recognizes that little has changed in the post-Solviet Union, most definitely not the espionage enmity among Russia, Britain, and America. The search for the identity of the murdered man enmeshes Charlie in wht might be the biggest attempted espionage coup of his career"--Page 2 of cover
The cloud collector by Brian Freemantle( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Western intelligence services recognize a global jihadist attack has been mounted, the United States and the UK--its primary targets--lead the counter-offensive. Sally Hanning, a brilliant British MI5 agent whose parents were massacred in a terrorist ambush, is seconded to the CIA task force to hunt the Iranian mastermind through Al Qaeda's intricately coded use of social media and the Internet. Jack Irvine is NSA's guilt-burdened code-cracker--it was his diplomat-father's mistake that instigated the ambush in which Sally's parents died--who hacks his way into Iran's intelligence service. Attack after attack is foiled but the Al Qaeda mastermind eludes MI5 and the CIA every time. As they prepare to head off the final, ultimate attack, they realize, almost too late, that the plot is far more sinister than they had ever thought possible
The namedropper by Brian Freemantle( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvey Jordan is The Namedropper, a multi-millionaire who steals other people's identities to strip them of their assets. Following an ill-judged affair, Jordan finds himself cited in a divorce action by one Alfred Appleton, as well as being sued for criminal conversation a multi-million dollar marriage-wrecking damages claim. So Jordan plans his own type of revenge the identity-stealing kind and in so doing discovers the murky depths of Appletons past
The inscrutable Charlie Muffin by Brian Freemantle( Book )

28 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On-the-run spy Charlie Muffin investigates the destruction of an ocean linerThey call Charlie Muffin a traitor. He has been on the run ever since the blow-up in Berlin, when British intelligence declared him obsolete and tried to kill him. Charlie outsmarted them then, and he has done so ever since, staying one step ahead by forgoing any semblance of an even halfway normal life. Now he is alone in Hong Kong and his only protector and friend, Rupert Willoughby, is a hemisphere away. Now Rupert is in trouble. He has invested £6 million in a massive new ocean liner but the ship is destroyed by ar
CIA by Brian Freemantle( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Japanese and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the CIA a failure, a success, a muddle, or like other government agencies, all three? If the Post Office is inept, mail doesn't get delivered on time, but if the CIA fails, it could put America's national security in jeopardy. This uncensored book about a controversial subject provides some fascinating answers. Anybody who tries to form an opinion about the CIA from news stories is likely to be left with a buzz in his head, for the real CIA, as is demonstrated in this book, is an information-gathering organization that has performed some of its tasks far better--and some far worse--than we have imagined. And yet our very lives depend on how well the CIA does what it is supposed to do. Does the CIA foment revolution and civil unrest? Has it attempted to assassinate heads of state? Has it lied (yes), robbed (yes), and murdered (yes) in our best interests (yes and no). Here at last is hard and often fascinating information not about Smiley's people, who are fictional, but about William Casey's people, Stansfield Turner's people, George Bush's people, Allen Dulles's people, and all of it traces back, ultimately, to Wild Bill Donovan's wartime OSS, which helped win the war against the Nazis.--Adapted from dust jacket
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Alternative Names

controlled identityAsher, Harry, 1936-

controlled identityEvans, Jonathan, 1936-

controlled identityGant, Richard

controlled identityMaxwell, John, 1936-

controlled identityWinchester, Jack

Asher, Harry 1936-

Brian Freemantle britischer Autor von Spionageromanen

Brian Freemantle Brits journalist

Brian Freemantle écrivain britannique

Brian Freemantle scrittore inglese

Evans, Jonathan 1936-

Freemantle, Brian

Gant, Richard 1936-

Jonathan Evans

Maxwell, John

Maxwell, John 1936-

Winchester, Jack 1936-



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