Item description for Quiller (Quiller series) by Adam Hall...
Overview Secret agent Quiller must work against his own instincts in a city behind the Iron Curtain to complete a mission that will affect relations between the United States and the Soviet Union. Reprint.
Secret agent Quiller is back in this heart-stopping spy thriller. Quiller must work against his own instincts to save a world on the verge of disaster. From behind the Iron Curtain, in a city where he has no place to hide, he must trust a woman who cannot be trusted and rescue a man he would rather kill to complete a mission that will affect relations between the United States and the Soviet Union forever. But the stakes are higher than Quiller realizes as he faces a threat more treacherous than he imagines.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 9" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2004
Publisher Benbella Books
ISBN 1932100172 ISBN13 9781932100174
Availability 1 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 28, 2016 02:28.
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More About Adam Hall
Using the penname Adam Hall, British author Elleston Trevor wrote 18 popular novels chronicling the exploits of his spy, Quiller. The Quiller Memorandum (first published in 1965) earned him an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. In 1966, the novel became a popular movie starring George Segal. Other Trevor books that have made it to the big or small screen include "Flight of the Phoenix" (filmed in 1965), "Quiller "(The Series), and the made-for-TV movie "The Penthouse"
Reviews - What do customers think about Quiller (Quiller series)?
What the Sex Pistols did to rock music... Aug 24, 2004
...this author did to the spy thriller--don't be put off by the number of pages, each is fast-paced and the writing style is both accessible as well as being completely original--with all the hoopla over Brosnan quitting the Bond series, Broccoli and co. could do no wrong using this character and series as a template--HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Superb Feb 5, 2002
Absolutely right, Quiller is one of the best literary characters & the only espionage character who didn't end up totally ridiculous or pathetic or just plain unreal. Quiller though, with his meticulous task solving a cerebral activity together with his ability in close combat ooze reality. This one has a special twist to it: from the very beginning we sense (through Quiller's thoughts) that there's something wrong with this mission & not because of the usual danger attached to such things. Just sit back & follow him in the maze of dnager while he unravels step by step the mystery & realizes how those who he should be able to trust betrayed him. (And then check out Quiller's Run for the immediate follow-up: Hall hardly does this, but he must have thought that this issue needed to be resolved.)
I don't know about making it a movie though. It's the reading & Quiller's inner thoughts that make it such a perfect read. Trabslated to action it may lose part of it's appeal - &who's going to get all that karate right without turning it into Crouching Tiger or something?
You wont be able to put it down Aug 10, 1999
I have never read such an action packed book. Nor has my heart raced this much. This is an excellent spy book. I love that Adam hall chose first persson for this book. It gives you a better understanding of the character. And Quiller is an unforgetable character who uses his wits to get out of tight situations. Without that you know this character could not have survived in the depths of Russia. A good read, definetly reccommed it. And yes it is hard to find in the bookstores. Can't understand why this work of art isn't being ordered.
Espionage at it's best Feb 19, 1999
Quiller is a spy who uses his wits. His body and mind are his weapons. The stories are seen through Quiller's eyes. If you like tense spy dramas, the Quiller books are the best and Adam Hall is a master. We want more!
simply the best Jan 18, 1999
There is not a better writer of espionage anywhere. Read these books