Callan

5 books in series
5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

A Magnum for Schneider Summary

In February 1967, a one-off television drama in the series Armchair Theatre introduced the surly, complex and ferociously downbeat character of David Callan - a professional hit-man working for a very dirty section of British Intelligence. As portrayed by the actor Edward Woodward, Callan was to become an iconic figure of espionage fiction, appearing in novels, a film and an immensely popular television series. This is the first of five novels written by Callan's creator, James Mitchell, featuring his human, but not necessarily pleasant hero.

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  • Book 1

    • A Magnum for Schneider

    • By: James Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Daniel Coonan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In February 1967, a one-off television drama in the series Armchair Theatre introduced the surly, complex and ferociously downbeat character of David Callan - a professional hit-man working for a very dirty section of British Intelligence. As portrayed by the actor Edward Woodward, Callan was to become an iconic figure of espionage fiction, appearing in novels, a film and an immensely popular television series

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Merres? I think you mean 'Mears'

    • By Christopher Samuel on 21-09-17

    Regular price: £17.89

  • Book 2

    • Russian Roulette

    • By: James Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Daniel Coonan
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    David Callan has proved himself a ruthless and effective assassin working for a small section of British intelligence. As a consequence he has made many enemies and very few friends. The Russians have uncovered a British spy inside the KGB but are willing to trade. The price they demand for the mole’s safe return is the death of Callan, in revenge for being a thorn in their side. Callan has no say in the matter; he is to be sacrificed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Poor narration

    • By Barry on 01-07-17

    Regular price: £18.59

  • Book 3

    • Death and Bright Water

    • By: James Mitchell
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Callan wants out - out of the Section, out of the whole dirty business - but his reputation as a ruthless, ice-cold professional killer precedes him. He seems the ideal man to rescue the daughter of a radical Greek politician from her kidnappers, or so say both his former employers in the Section and his long-time enemies in the KGB. With his only trustworthy ally, the timid and often pungent Lonely, Callan sets off for Crete knowing that failure or refusing to do the job could result in his own name on one of the Section's deadly Red Files.

    Regular price: £21.39

  • Book 4

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  • Book 5

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