The story seemed stilted and drawn out at times but, in hindsight, I want to blame the narrator. His monotone reading made the story drag at times. An..Show More »d his choice of voice for the main character, Charlie M., was particularly bad. Might have been OK for a minor character with just a few lines, but it was quite grating for a voice that (obviously) was featured prominently throughout the novel. That said, the story itself is quite good. The twist at the end was not the twist I was expecting. Will give the author another try, hopefully with a different narrator next time.
This is the second book in the Charlie Muffin spy novel series, a fairly short book like the first one. In the initial story in the series, Charlie, w..Show More »ho works for British Intelligence, is put in charge of a Russian defection where Charlie's bosses plan on him being the fall guy and being killed in the process. But Charlie is the old pro that no one suspects how good he reall is. He foils the plan and goes on the lam. His crooked, evil now ex-bosses in this book, work to lure Charlie back to England so they can finish the job. Charlie knows what they are trying to do and works extra hard to stay one step ahead with his own ideas on how to turn the tables in his favor.