Max Flynn is an agent with the British Secret Service.
Very little information is available Flynn as the books have been out of print from almost three decades and the author, a very popular British writer names Peter James, has long ago decided that the quality of the books were such that he would not want to see his fans spend their money on inferior works. While there are many series out of print which can be gotten via the used bookstore route, the two volumes in this series are rare enough to command a $200+ price tag, thus remaining in the wish list and not the owned list.
What is knowable comes through the good graces of the author and his personal assistant who was kind enough to send me the cover text which I reproduce below:
Dead Letter Drop
"The bang came ... and death descended on me. It was a hot, dark thump ... It was damp and bloody and hurt like hell ... Someone had gone to a lot of trouble to commit suicide".
Max Flynn, undercover agent, has the unenviable job of spying on his own side. When to kill, who to kill, whether to kill are all questions which have to be answered at great speed if he wants to stay alive. But who has gone to all this trouble to kill himself? Why does an innocuous airline ticket No 14B matter so much? And could Sumy, his beautiful blonde companion, be a spy? The hazy, murky world of counter espoinage leaves no room for errors of judgement and Flynn knows he's finished if he makes one false move.
Atom Bom Angel
Terrorists are threatening to sabotage Britain's nuclear power plants. One nuclear explosive smuggled inside a reactor would turn the entire core into a massive atom bomb ... and bring death and disease for centuries to millions.
When Sir Isaac Quoit, chairman of the Atomic Energy Authority, disappears without trace, MI5 are alerted to the activities of the mysterious Operation Angel. Slick super spy Max Flynn is briefed to crack the code - but can he beat the deadline before Angel strikes? Who are the terrorists? Why are the KGB involved? What are their aims and which power stations will they sabotage? If he does not act fast, Britain will be engulfed in a nuclear nightmare.
Note: A third book, Billionaire was also written by Mr. James during the same time and has also been removed from print by him for the same reason. This novel, however, is a financial thriller and not one of the Max Flynn adventures.