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Red Star Falling

A Thriller

By Brian Freemantle

“If Brian Freemantle isn’t the best writer of spy novels around, he’s certainly, along with John le Carré, in the top two. . . . It doesn’t get much better than this.” ---The Philadelphia Inquirer


In a botched escape from Russia, MI5 spy Charlie Muffin is seized by the FSB, Russia's intelligence-service successor to the infamous KGB. Charlie is Russia’s long-term target in British counter-intelligence, and Moscow is determined to extract, by whatever means necessary, every secret of British---and Western---espionage over Charlie’s thirty-year career.

Charlie’s determined not only to resist the interrogation but to learn from it if his Russian intelligence-officer wife and their daughter escaped the trap that snared him and have reached England. He embarks on a cat-and-mouse battle of deception to convince his interrogators that they’re learning what they want---or think they want---aware that one misspoken word could be fatal.

That’s not Charlie’s only problem. He’s also trying to work out how his escape was foiled. It could not have been only due to the FSB, or his wife and daughter would have been caught as well. His MI5 boss doesn’t think it was, either, and suspects treachery by Britain’s external intelligence organization, MI6. To help discover the truth, Natalia, Charlie’s wife, uses all the Russian tradecraft she’s ever learned to help save her husband.

Red Star Falling---the third in the Red Star trilogy---continues the acclaimed series that has established Brian Freemantle as one of the world’s most ingenious espionage writers.


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Book

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781250032249


Format: Book
Author: Freemantle, Brian
Summary: Landing in the custody of a Russian RSB that would eagerly exploit him for exposing a triple agent, MI5 spy Charlie Muffin struggles to survive and discern the fate of his family while British intelligence forces engage in contentious infighting to discover who revealed Charlie's identity.
Title: Red star falling : a thriller / Brian Freemantle.
Publisher Date: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2013.
Subject: Muffin, Charlie (Fictitious character) -- Fiction Intelligence service -- Great Britain -- Fiction Intelligence service -- Russia (Federation) -- Fiction. Spy stories
Isbn: 9781250032249 (hardcover) 1250032245 (hardcover) 9781250032256 (e-book)
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System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: F Freemantle
Oclc: 811597579
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Bib Id: 441441

Format: Book
Author: Freemantle, Brian
Summary: Landing in the custody of a Russian RSB that would eagerly exploit him for exposing a triple agent, MI5 spy Charlie Muffin struggles to survive and discern the fate of his family while British intelligence forces engage in contentious infighting to discover who revealed Charlie's identity.
Title: Red star falling : a thriller / Brian Freemantle.
Edition: First Edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2013.
Description: 346 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Muffin, Charlie (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Subjects: Intelligence service -- Great Britain -- Fiction
Subjects: Intelligence service -- Russia (Federation) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Spy stories
LCCN: 2013003987
ISBN: 9781250032249 (hardcover)
ISBN: 1250032245 (hardcover)
ISBN: 9781250032256 (e-book)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: F Freemantle