In a nursing home in the hills above Rome, former spy Franco Tira saves an English fellow patient, Charlie Dunpy, from poison meant for himself. As a result they become friends. Charlie has dementia, but he also seems to possess unusual powers that Franco wants to harness to protect himself against killers seeking revenge for his own past misdeeds. Will Charlie help him? Will his powers keep them both alive? Dark future, good reading.
About the Author
Bryan Murphy is a man of Kent, though he comes from a long line of Irish peasants. He has worked as a fruit-picker, kitchen hand, road-sweeper, bar-tender, wages clerk, teacher of English as a foreign language, translator and copy-editor. He recently retired from a job within the United Nations system, and now concentrates on his own words, as a writer and an actor. He divides his time among England, Italy, the wider world and cyberspace.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A spy eking out his days in a nursing home in Italy befriends a foreign inmate who seems to have strange powers along with his dementia. The spy is the target of a vendetta for his past misdeeds and wants the powers of “SuperOldie” to defend him. The story hums along on a wave of irony and black humor, but ends all too soon. Nevertheless, I hope we shall soon see the two main characters in action again.