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Full Name: Max McLean
Nationality: British
Organization: British Intelligence
Occupation Agent

Creator: James Brabazon
Time Span: 2018 - 2021


Max McLean is an agent with British Intelligence.

To be honest, and if there seems to be one near certainty with what McLean tells us about himself is that he is honest, at least with himself, McLean is more of an assassin. He kills people for the government. And he is very good at it.

He is also very, very experienced at it. He has been for 23 years and to be active in the sort of work that he does against the sort of people he routinely does it, he would have to be good to have lasted that long.

According to the brief history of his entry into his current job, he got the call to join the outfit he serves with when he was soldier, aged 19. He was a good soldier. He was an exceptional shot. That is when he is seconded to man named Commander Knight, taken to a remote village in Ireland, placed on a hill overlooking a house with a family in it, and then handed a rifle and told to take out the man of the house because he "had blood on his hands". Without question, McLean carefully sighted the weapon and properly pulled the trigger. Nothing happened. Without hardly any hesitation, he chambered another round and tried again.

That is when he was told it was a test and that what Knight had been looking for was someone like him: a "legally sane psychopath".

Now when the proper first recorded adventure starts, we are able to follow the actions of a governmental hitman who has never missed. We are there when on a very dangerous mission to Africa, McLean will learn that after all the years of loyal service, he is suddenly considered expendable. He does not take it well.

Good Line:
- Said when ordered to remove a woman in South America, "Spy f**king is bad for your health in Venezuela".


Number of Books:2
First Appearance:2018
Last Appearance:2021

1 The Break Line The Break Line
aka One Shot Kill
Written by James Brabazon
Copyright: 2018

For years British Intelligence has had Max McLean to handle the toughest missions eliminating terrorists. This time, he has to wonder if the mission to Sierra Leone in search for the person behind the rash of horrific slaughter of villagers might also be a way of seeing McLean killed in action.
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2 All Fall Down All Fall Down
aka Arkhangel
Written by James Brabazon
Copyright: 2021

After a mission that should have been simply a matter of killing a terrorist leader goes very wrong, Max McLean finds himself framed for murder and on the run. His only clue is an "unusual hundred-dollar bill clutched in the dead terrorist's fist".


One important fact that I gathered from a hit that McLean is sent on is that if you interrupt a woman in the shower while you are holding a gun, there are not many ways to explain things. Good to know!

There are a lot more vital facts about the assassin business that I could glean from these two (as of this writing) adventures but I will leave that up to you to find for yourself. The point I am trying to make is that these stories are really entertaining and, in a fictional murder business sense, quite educational. Not that I am planning on using these tidbits, you know.


My Grade: B+

Your Average Grade:   B+


dbuhler B+ 2021-06-18

This is another of those seemingly souless spies, who goes from one impossible escape to another, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. See Logan West for a similar character. Who really cares if he lives or dies? Brabazon does try to create a plot with twists and turns, for that he gets the +.

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