Brian Freemantle



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  • Thriller

    Nov-2017

    “If Brian Freemantle isn’t the best writer of spy novels around, he’s certainly, along with John le Carré, in the top two.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer Charlie Muffin isn’t your typical British spy. He’s neither high cultured nor well m...

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  • Thriller

    Aug-2016

    Imprisoned for treason, Charlie Muffin hunts for a way out - by crossing a line. After a trumped-up trial, Charlie Muffin lands in jail for treason - ready to learn the secrets of his fellow inmate, a convicted British traitor. Nobody expected KG...

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  • Thriller

    Nov-2015

    In The Cloud Collector, acclaimed spy novelist Brian Freemantle turns his expert's eye to the frontlines of today's war on terror: the cryptic world of cyber warfare. When Western intelligence services recognize that a global jihadist attack has b...

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  • Thriller

    Jun-2013

    Charlie Muffin -

    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...

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  • Thriller

    Jun-2012

    Charlie Muffin -

    Britain’s MI5 tolerates Charlie 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 cou...

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  • Thriller

    Sep-2011

    In the last days of the KGB, a nefarious plot against the United States threatens to reignite the Cold War The Soviet Union is in turmoil. With the election of Gorbachev have come new ideas about freedom, compassion, and openness -- ideas that lea...

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  • Thriller

    Sep-2011

    A dozen stories of espionage in Berlin, from one of the genre’s masters In 1990 -- after the Iron Curtain has lifted but before East and West Germany become one -- an uneasy truce exists between the spy agencies of Berlin’s two halves. As the ...

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  • Thriller

    Sep-2011

    A retelling of the classic saga of the mutiny on the Bounty, from master of suspense Brian Freemantle On April 28, 1789, the H.M.S. Bounty was very far from home. After a long journey around the Cape of Good Hope, Captain William Bligh and his cre...

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  • Thriller

    Sep-2011

    Sixteen people saw her kill her husband, but Jennifer swears she is innocent The traders call the office “the goldfish bowl” because its walls are all glass. There is no privacy, not even for office manager Gerald Lomax. And so it is that ever...

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  • Thriller

    Sep-2011

    At the precipice of a major disarmament plan, Soviet intrigue threatens to tip the world into all-out war The treaty is so simple that the American president can hardly believe his luck. In exchange for a few million tons of grain, the Russians, g...

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  • Thriller

    Sep-2011

    A sinister ring of child abductors sends the FBI on a frenzied manhunt to save an ambassador’s daughter before it’s too late The people in the car don’t recognize Mary as anything special. They see the skinny ten-year-old as just another you...

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  • Thriller

    Sep-2011

    Reborn into every generation, a brutal serial killer is just steps away from true immortality Death is no obstacle for Harold Taylor. Since the eighteenth century he has been reincarnated into a handful of identities. He won fame as an eye surgeon...

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  • Thriller

    Sep-2011

    The son of a celebrated journalist searches for the truth to his father’s dark past Everyone knows Hawkins is not the reporter his father -- a famous war correspondent -- was. Hawkins’s fondness for drink disqualifies him from the kind of repo...

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  • Thriller

    Sep-2011

    Desperate for worldwide success, a businessman places himself in the hands of the unforgiving mafia Born a refugee, Eddie Franks intends to live like a Rockefeller. He wants wealth, not for its own sake but because it means never having to be like...

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  • Thriller

    Aug-2011

    After his release from a Siberian gulag, a Soviet negotiator discovers that freedom in Russia can be just as dangerous as imprisonment Josef Bultova nearly died in a Russian prison camp. Once one of the Soviet Union’s most adept international ne...

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  • Thriller

    Aug-2011

    At the height of the Cold War, a British intelligence agent investigates a Russian defector with a deadly secret Adrian Dodds is a man without hobbies, friends, or family, who works a very peculiar job. Though he looks like a pencil pusher, he is ...

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  • Thriller

    Aug-2011

    In the throes of the Cold War, the Soviet Union engineers the financial collapse of the West. The world financial market has become unbalanced. Nations in South America, Africa, and Eastern Europe are trillions of dollars in debt, and a default b...

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  • Thriller

    Aug-2010

    Charlie Muffin -

    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 dispat...

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  • Thriller

    Nov-2007

    Jack Mason, once Russia's most successful CIA embedded traitor, has spent the last 15 years in a penitentiary planning his vengeance on the defector who exposed him, former KGB Col. Dimitri Sobell. When these two men are pitted against each other, on...

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  • Thriller

    Jun-2007

    The new thriller from the master storyteller - 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...

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  • Thriller

    Nov-2005

    The second in the Sebastian Holmes series, following The Holmes Inheritance It's just weeks from the outbreak of the First World War, a conflict few expect to erupt. If it does, Russia is pivotal. But Russia, having survived one abortive revolution, ...

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  • Thriller

    Feb-2005

    The second in the successful Sebastian Holmes series It's just months from the outbreak of the First World War, a conflict few expect to erupt. If it does, Russia is pivotal. But Russia, having survived one abortive revolution, seeths with unrest. Le...

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  • Thriller

    Mar-2004

    Danitov/Cowley - 4

    When Moscow's Organized Crime Bureau chief Dimitri Danilov teams up once more with William Cowley, head of the FBI's Russian desk, their attempt to thwart a unified global mafia makes for Brian Freemantle's most unique and explosive Danilov/Cowley th...

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  • Thriller

    Aug-2003

    From the master storyteller and creator of Charlie Muffin When accountant John Carver dies in a road accident, the two women in his life find out about each other's existence. Jane, the unsuspecting wife, and Alice, the mistress, streetwise financial...

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  • Espionage

    Dec-2002

    Charlie Muffin - 13

    Television audiences around the world witness in horror the Moscow assassination attempt upon the American and Russian presidents. The captured gunman is revealed to be the son of one of Britain's most infamous nuclear defectors, which brings the shu...

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  • Medical Thriller

    Aug-2002

    A mysterious disease emerges from the Antarctic, threatening the survival of mankindAs the polar ice caps melt, scientists prepare for slowly rising sea levels. But there is a far more urgent threat, hitherto unimaginable, which in a matter of months...

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  • Thriller

    Mar-2002

    Danitov/Cowley - 3

    Only a miracle-and faulty workmanship-prevents a germ-packed warhead from exploding when a terrorist missile slams into the United Nations building in New York. The lettering on the side of the rocket is Russian, which presents the West with its wors...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2001

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  • Suspense

    Sep-2000

    In the midst of the Cold War, a secret project in the jungles of Central Africa threatens to ignite World War IIIPeterson is bewildered by the satellite photos in front of him. As head of the CIA, he is never supposed to be surprised, but what could ...

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  • Espionage

    Jun-2000

    Charlie Muffin - 12

    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. 15,000 first printin...

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  • Suspense

    Mar-2000

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  • Suspense

    Aug-1998

    As the first in line for the Saudi throne, Prince Tefwik Hassan cannot afford public embarrassment. So when he loses his fortune in a failed scheme to corner the world's reserves of silver, Hassan is left scrambling. To recoup his millions, he devise...

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  • Suspense

    Aug-1998

    As a vicious serial killer leaves a trail of dismembered bodies across Europe, Claudine Carter, Britain's leading psychological profiler, teams up with a forensic pathologist and a computer wizard to track the murderer, only to become the next target...

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  • Suspense

    Dec-1997

    A Russian Militia Colonel and an elite FBI agent join forces to track down a serial killer on the loose in Moscow after a U.S. senator's niece becomes his latest victim. Originally titled The Button Man. Reprint....

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-1997

    To prevent the escalating possibility of the Russian mob getting its hands on the main ingredient to build an atomic bomb, British agent Charlie Muffin is sent to Moscow, where he must go undercover as an arms trader to infiltrate leading Russian Maf...

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  • Espionage

    Mar-1997

    Charlie Muffin - 11

    The Cold War is over, Russia is falling apart -- and Charlie Muffin is convinced he's out of a job. But then comes a surprising call, and Charlie is needed again. Only this time, it's to help the old enemy. In a country on the brink of chaos, onl...

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  • Thriller

    Feb-1995

    Danitov/Cowley - 2

    When a Russian diplomat is killed in Washington, D.C., by a Mafia hit man, FBI supervisor William Cowley contacts his Moscow counterpart, Dimitri Danilov, and together they face the newest organized crime family, one powerful enough to get away with ...

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  • Espionage

    Jun-1994

    Charlie Muffin - 10

    Having outlived the Cold War, Charlie Muffin is put out to pasture by his director as a teacher of fledgling spies, until an apprentice is captured in Beijing, and Charlie is sent on the dangerous rescue mission....

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  • Thriller

    Aug-1993

    Danitov/Cowley - 1

    A serial killer's murder of a woman working in the American Embassy in Moscow leads to joint Russian-American murder investigation, full of Byzantine intrigues, political double-dealings, and media hysteria. 40,000 first printing. $40,000 ad/promo....

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  • General Fiction

    May-1992

    The KGB decides to use agent Otto Reimann to seduce Elke Meyer, the personal assistant to a top West German Cabinet member, to give over classified information, but Moscow does not count on the unpredictability of love....

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  • Suspense

    Feb-1990

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  • Suspense

    Apr-1989

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  • Suspense

    Feb-1989

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  • Espionage

    1989

    Charlie Muffin - 9

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  • Espionage

    1988

    Charlie Muffin - 8

    A British thriller featuring “the most interesting character to hit novels of international intrigue since the spy came in from the cold” (Newsday). It could be the most sensational defection of all time. The head of the Russian KGB’s cipher s...

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  • General Fiction

    May-1987

    Charlie Muffin is an oddity - an over-tired, over-drawn, over-hung, middle-aged anachronism. To himself, a survivor. To others, an irritant. To the army colonel, Charlie, with his crumpled suits and leaking shoes, is the final inherited embarrassm...

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  • General Fiction

    May-1987

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  • Espionage

    Apr-1987

    Charlie Muffin - 7

    Return to the unpredictable world of Charlie Muffin, as the British Secret Service's most unconventional agent undertakes the most delicate--and deadly--mission of his remarkable and controversial career. Muffin's arrogant disregard of rules has g...

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-1986

    When his son is arrested as a cocaine dealer, New York investment counselor Walter Farr enters into a clandestine operation with the Drug Enforcement Agency, to win his son a lighter sentence by laundering millions in drug money as part of a huge sti...

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  • Espionage

    Jul-1986

    Charlie Muffin - 6

    Enter the world of fiery British Secret Service agent Charlie Muffin, as he undertakes -- unwillingly -- a mission that could destroy him. Muffin's arrogant disrespect for authority earned him a prison sentence for treason. But soon he is offered ...

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-1984

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  • Suspense

    1982

    When lawyer Richard Deaken's wife is kidnapped, along with the son of a Saudi Arabian arms dealer, Deaken is thrust into a deadly maelstrom of African rebellion, Middle Eastern political betrayal, and private treachery wrapped in a triple cross conce...

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  • Espionage

    1981

    Charlie Muffin - 5

    CHARLIE MUFFIN RETURNS Not exactly willingly, of course, and not exactly as he might have planned. Boozier, scruffier and more sour than ever, he has unwittingly shambled on his aching feet into the midst of a tricky little plot by British Intelli...

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  • Espionage

    Jun-1980

    Charlie Muffin - 4

    STAMP OUT CHARLIE MUFFIN Charlie Muffin. Former agent for British Intelligence. Now a freelance spy for hire. Pawn in an FBI plot to flush out a Mafia overlord, dangling a dead Czar's precious stamp collection for bait. Determined to turn the table...

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  • Espionage

    1979

    Charlie Muffin - 3

    Scruffy and charming as ever Charlie Muffin is free of British Intelligence. Now, on his own in Hong Kong, he's checking out the mysterious torching of an exotic ocean liner. His assignment leads him to a double-dealing Chinese tycoon, the CIA, dr...

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  • Espionage

    1978

    Charlie Muffin - 2

    He was a master spy who refused to die. Charlie Muffin -- ex-British operative from the old school -- has been very comfortably out in the cold. Now he must come in -- to face the final grueling test of a lifetime. It begins with a chilling encount...

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-1978

    A failed commando raid leads to a global hunt for the last remaining Nazi war criminals Six Israeli commandos land on a lakeshore in Austria, hunting for something that has been hidden underwater for over thirty years. The lake holds many secrets le...

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  • Espionage

    Oct-1977

    Charlie Muffin - 1

    CHARLIE M was a total embarrassment. His scruffy clothes were deplorable, his accent was all wrong. Charlie was an outmoded oddity in a new and sophisticated world. Charlie had once been the leading British operative -- now the Department abhors h...

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  • General Fiction

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  • General Fiction

    On 5th December 1872, Captain David Reed Morehouse sighted the Mary Celeste, an American half-brig carrying 1,700 barrels of commercial alcohol, apparently calling for help. The fluttering he took to be a distress signal was a ripped, tattered sail; ...

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