Item description for Quiller Solitaire (Quiller series) by Adam Hall...
Overview Posing as an international arms dealer to unveil the truth behind rumors of a bomb threat in Europe, Quiller infiltrates a group of religious Euro-terrorist fanatics whom he must stop from carrying out a suicidal terrorist act. Reprint.
Never have Quiller's survival skills been so crucial as in the eerily prophetic mission code-named “Solitaire.” When the body of the agent he was supposed to protect is discovered in the burnt wreck of a car, Quiller must unveil the truth behind rumors of a bomb threat somewhere in Europe. Posing as an international arms dealer, he infiltrates Nemesis, a group of deeply religious Euro-terrorist fanatics who follow a psychopathic and extremely intelligent leader. Quiller's final meeting with Nemesis transpires on Pan Am Flight 905, which carries 20,000 pounds of explosives and 40 cylinders of nerve gas—and has disappeared from the radar screens. Quiller alone must stop the plane and its suicidal terrorist crew from reaching their unknown destination.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2004
Publisher Benbella Books
ISBN 1932100164 ISBN13 9781932100167
Availability 0 units.
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 Solitaire (Quiller series)?
One of the best thrillers I have ever read Mar 21, 2006
This was the first "Quiller" novel I have read and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a "thinking persons" book. It read a chapter at a time only to be put down to absorb the logic and planning of Quiller. I won't give anything away, but reading Robert Littel's endorsement was chilling...if the CIA didn't read this book, perhaps some others did. This is a good read and I hope you enjoy it as I did.
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!
Where's Quiller when we need him? Aug 13, 2004
Elleston Trevor honored me with a rare author's proof and I have a particularly soft spot for this Q caper, not least because it demonstrates his nom-de-plume Adam Hall's absolute determination to give readers full value, starting with each story sending Q down an even more suicidal hole than the one before.
Of all the adventures, 'Solitaire' is the one that most resoundingly drives home a lesson taught by 9/11, namely that you can wire and bureaucratise your spook setup all you like, but it counts for naught unless you have the requisite 'ferrets' working the dark side and able to deliver the right intelligence for the automatons to crunch.
This is an assignment Q wants - badly. He owes a man a death and he'll get it. Mission: thwart a terrorist group, for which (as so often) Q needs to be drawn into the opposition's den.
The 9/11 connection takes the form of Quiller aboard a jetliner with only seconds to defuse a bomb.
My opinion is neither here nor there: everything this spymaster poet delivered was exquisite and brutal and this is one of his best. With book trade heros like Otto Penzler doing their thing, we'll perhaps see Hall recognized for the master he is, and a new generation of readers flock to the Quilliad.
Full marks to this site's editors of these reviews to permit the link to the fine homage page to Trevor's work.
Anyone who enjoys top-rate thrillers and hasn't yet discovered Quiller is in for a major treat.
More info on Quiller series at www.quiller.net fan site Jul 9, 2004
There is a lot more info on the Quiller series at www.quiller.net, a fan site.