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The Money That Never Was

Narrated by: Rory Barnett
Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
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Charles Tremayne is a spy out of his time. After a long career spent rescuing prisoners from the KGB or helping defectors across the Berlin Wall, the world has changed. The Wall has gone, and no longer is there a need for a Russian-speaking ice-cold killer. Nowadays, state secrets are transmitted via satellite using impenetrable blowfish algorithms. Counting down the days to his retirement by babysitting drunken visiting politicos, he is seconded by MI6 for one last case. £250,000,000 of government money destined as a payoff for the dictator of a strategic African nation goes missing on its way to a remote Cornish airfield. 

Tremayne is dispatched to retrieve the money, and nothing is going to stand in his way. Armed with an IQ of 165 and a bewildering array of weaponry and gadgets, he is not about to be outmanoeuvred by the inhabitants of a small Cornish fishing village. Or is he? 

Best-selling author David Luddington weaves an engaging tale of one man's personal struggle with a world gone mad. It just so happens that the man who is struggling is a trained MI6 agent, and the world with which he is struggling consists of fish and chips, cider and fudge. Not to mention the bungling Barry Penwrith, desperate to hang on to his windfall.

©2011 David Luddington (P)2019 W. F Howes Ltd

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This is humorous. I chuckled as I savored the silliness abounding in this little Corwall fishing village. The narrator hams his way through a few voices, the author creates his fine little world for his readers. Try it. and if you enjoy it try some Carl Hiaasson.

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A light hearted yet entertaining book with

A lighthearted yet entertaining book with colorful characters and some laugable if unusual situations. An interesting plot with lots of satire put this one in the upper ranks of the second tier in my library. A humorous romp with some puzzles to solve while you find yourself taking the side if the "finders keepers" culprits lol.