Quiller: The Scorpion Signalby Adam Hall
Things start to go wrong immediately, as the
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Still recovering from his last mission, Quiller is both annoyed and intrigued when the Chief of Operations at the London Bureau asks him to rescue a fellow field executive, Shapiro, who came out maimed from Moscow's notorious Lubyanka Prison. Now Shapiro seems to have been abducted from Germany by the KGB.
Things start to go wrong immediately, as the truck carrying Quiller across the border into Russia is sabotaged, and not long after he arrives in Moscow, he is taken to Lubyanka Prison. Subsequent to his escape Quiller continues his hunt for the fellow agent. What he finds reveals a level of treachery unsuspected, and as the stakes are raised, as Quiller is in a race with time to stop an incident that could lead to World War III.
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Meet the Author
Elleston Trevor’s novels, plays, and short stories range from light, witty mysteries to dramas, usually about ordinary individuals experiencing extraordinary situations. To cover a wide diversity of subject matter Elleston wrote under various pseudonyms: Adam Hall, Trevor Burgess, Roger Fitzalan, Simon Rattray, Mansell Black, Caesar Smith, Howard North, Warwick Scott, and even a woman’s name, Leslie Stone. Elleston is best known for his classic, The Flight of the Phoenix, and for his nineteen novels about a spy named Quiller. In 1966, The Quiller Memorandum won the Edgar award for the best mystery of the year. The Flight of the Phoenix and Quiller Memorandum both became major motion pictures. The author was born Trevor Dudley Smith in London on February 17, 1920. He died in Scottsdale, Arizona, on July 21, 1995.
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