He sits in the cafe drinking tea when he should be stealing. Scenes like this are hard to resist.
There is also an interesting story line. The Khedive cannot make up his mind who his new prime minister will be. There is unrest in Cairo.
The Imitation of Christ
Various unethical pashas jockey for position. British officials are followed and in some cases shot at. An explosion in a cafe kills students. Owen and his staff have to infiltrate the revolutionary world of the law and engineering colleges before the perpetrators can be caught. The novel has its serious moments, but most of it is built on wonderful character sketches. The writing is so urbane and civilized that it makes almost every other practitioner sound thick and unimaginative.
Pearce has something very individual to offer. May he thrive. Two books with more or less standard plots illustrate the difference between a seasoned pro and an amateur. In both novels there is a hero who takes on all kinds of crazy odds. But no matter how farfetched the character of Sean Dillon in "Thunder Point" may be, he does typify the strong, silent man who is lethal when he swings into action. And Mr. Higgins knows how to tell a story. It's a good one, involving the escape of Martin Bormann from Berlin in the last days of the Third Reich and the discovery in the Caribbean of a shipwreck, a German U-boat containing a deadly secret that both the British Government and an evil billionaire desperately want.
The Button Man (Cowley and Danilov, #1) by Brian Freemantle
There is a neo-Nazi assassin of spectacular ineptitude. Time after time he and his crew try to kill a retired United States Air Force colonel, and every time they goof.
It's like a Tom and Jerry cartoon. The Holmes Factor Goodbye to an Old Friend The Man Who Wanted Tomorrow The November Man The Vietnam Legacy The Lost American Rules of Engagement The Kremlin Kiss Dirty White 3 The Choice of Eddie Franks 4 The Bearpit Betrayals The Factory [SS].
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This is a darker departure from Freemantle's Charlie Muffin and most of his other novels; as complex and intricate as a chess master playing four championship games simultaneously. Russian and American police and spy agencies ply their mutual distrust, an American senator abuses power, the press distorts and makes up facts can you believe it?
A fascinating labyrinth of a story, subtle and This is a darker departure from Freemantle's Charlie Muffin and most of his other novels; as complex and intricate as a chess master playing four championship games simultaneously.
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About Brian Freemantle. Brian Freemantle. Brian Freemantle [b. His novels have sold over ten million copies worldwide.
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Born in Southampton, Freemantle entered his career as a journalist, and began writing espionage thrillers in the late s. Charlie M introduced the world to Charlie Muffin and won Freemantle international recognition—he would go on to publish fourteen titles in the series. Freemantle has written dozens of other novels, including two featuring Sebastian Holmes, an illegitimate son of Sherlock Holmes, and the Cowley and Danilov series, about an American FBI agent and a Russian militia detective who work together to comabt organized crime in the post-Cold War world.
Freemantle lives and works in London, Englad.