. Free to accept or decline the assignment, Quiller takes on the responsibility. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 27, 2019, First in a series of 19 books. In this, as in all his adventures in the Other "Quiller" novels, one meets a character adept in carrying out his mission with the support of his director in place, armed with only his intellect, experience and his expertise in the art of shotokan karate.
Quiller is an interesting guy; he has a conscience but can perform as if he doesn't. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 July 2018, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 December 2014, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 2 July 2010. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. It won the Edgar award in 1966. Please try again. Many of the good elements of Quiller are there, but, perhaps because of it being the first, there are some prominent flaws. It's a string of intense thrillers.
This book made me watch a George Segal movie. Directed by Michael Anderson. I first bought this book after seeing the film and I've read every subsequent book more than once. The Quiller Memorandum was published during the cold war at a time when film and literature were either having fun with the world of espionage (James Bond) or taking it quite seriously (The Spy who came in from the Cold). Also, it was an Armageddon-type plot that Quiller was fighting alone. The plot revolves around former Nazis and the rise of a Neo-Nazi organisation known as Phonix. He drinks and smokes in this novel. Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2017. The Cold War settings for one and the total absence of any smart technology. I agree. This item has a maximum order quantity limit. The Quiller Memorandum was published during the cold war at a time when film and literature were either having fun with the world of espionage (James Bond) or taking it quite seriously (The Spy who came in from the Cold). Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 22, 2013.
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20 years after the end of the war, he is back in Berlin still seeking vengeance. I give the novel 4+. Unfortunately it’s. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 5, 2018. The whole business of him finding himself alive after being dropped at the bridge is masterly. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. The intense first person narration which is the defining characteristic of the Quiller books comes into its own during this interrogation scene, and also during the latter chapters of the books as events begin to come to a head. However, there is nothing stilted about the pace and drama of Hall's writing and his ability to keep his readers on the edge of their chairs.
"- The London Times"Breathless entertainment! In many ways, it creates mystery through the notion of exploring "mystery" itself. The introduction in which Otto Penzler gives a potted biography of this literary master spy is an added bonus.
In this, as in all his adventures in the Other "Quiller" novels, one meets a character adept in carrying out his mission with the support of his director in place, armed with only his intellect, experience and his expertise in the art of shotokan karate. This cleverly crafted book is a must for old and new fans alike.
Adam Hall/Elleston Trevor certainly produces the unexpected. Quiller is a British agent working in Germany about fifteen to twenty years after the end of the second world war. Already in his next novel, the Ninth Directive, this is almost fully completed, making the whole Quiller series, in general, a masterpiece.
An interesting approach to the spy novel genre, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 September 2013. I feel ashamed that I hadn't read this earlier, nor heard of it until Charlie Stross namechecked it for his third Laundry novel. Try again. Being the first Quiller novel, Adam Hall hadn't developed his thriller style and "the Quiller psychology" fully yet. It's funny how a lot of these Anti-Bonds secret agents/ assassins don't use guns. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold: A George Smiley Novel (George Smiley Novels), "A writer of unerring and uncompromising taste.". A crisply written story that captured my attention from beginning to end. What follows is a lesson in tradecraft by a lone agent working the streets of Berlin, tracking a neo-Nazi organisation called Phönix. There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. Quiller, the hero of this book and the many more that followed it, works alone.
I can't NOT begin by saying, "This Is A MUST Read For Every Fan Of The Espionage Genre". But the book (and series) has potential for improvement. - The Rocky Mountain News "Quiller is by now a primary reflex."
I listened to this on audiobook. 20 years after the end of the war, he is back in Berlin still seeking vengeance. In the later ones, he (very sensibly and credibly) eschews these drugs., First outing for the most cerebral Cold War spy, Reviewed in the United States on June 2, 2014. Quiller was an anti-Bond, no women, no guns, no humour, not enough booze, who prefers to work alone with no back-up. Does this book contain quality or formatting issues? This, the first of Adam Hall's "Quiller" novels, introduces our eponymous hero as a shadow executive given a specific assignment from the Secret Intelligence Service's "Bureau".
Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2019. Something went wrong. 20 years after the end of the war, he is back in Berlin still seeking vengeance. But whereas Bond was all fast cars, women, glamour and clever gadgets, this is much m. A lot of years ago I read the Striker Portfolio and was pleasantly surprised.
In this first book in the QUILLER series, undercover agent Quiller is asked to take the place of a fellow spy who has recently been murdered in Berlin, in identifying the headquarters of an underground but powerful Nazi organization, Phönix, twenty years after World War II.
Not that I know anything about being a spy, but it feels rather real in the detail he goes in to about how to deal with this or that situation, working out people's motivations, solving ciphers etc. Sort of a mixed effect clouds this novel. Good old espionage stories.
Twenty years after World War II, a group of unrepentant Nazis lie beneath the shadows in the form of a group known as Phonix, as if it is rising from the ashes.
Please try again. 20 years after the end of the war, he is back in Berlin still seeking vengeance. Good, albeit a bit tiresome in places, spy thriller from the mid-60s. Quiller fans will welcome the reissue of Adam Hall's The Quiller Memorandum, which won an Edgar Award for Best Novel in 1966. It's a string of intense thrillers. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. This well-drawn tale of espionage is set in West Berlin, 15 years after the end of WW II. A man meets you in the theater and briefs you on a plot to revive the power of Nazi Germany. Copyright © 2020 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Though spy stories go well back (Check out Riddle of the Sands) this was peak period.
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