Quiller Bamboo

Quiller Bamboo

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by Adam Hall
     
 

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Summoned late at night to the Bureau, Quiller attends a secret conference with the foreign secretary and a surprise defector: the Chinese ambassador to Britain. Minutes later, shots ring out and the ambassador's body is flung out onto the sidewalk of a deserted London street, riddled with bullets. Searching for clues, Quiller flies to Calcutta to meet Sojourner

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Summoned late at night to the Bureau, Quiller attends a secret conference with the foreign secretary and a surprise defector: the Chinese ambassador to Britain. Minutes later, shots ring out and the ambassador's body is flung out onto the sidewalk of a deserted London street, riddled with bullets. Searching for clues, Quiller flies to Calcutta to meet Sojourner, a key ally in the plan to bring democracy to China. But Sojourner is killed—thus, two men, both dedicated to bringing freedom to their country, are dead. No wonder Quiller is skeptical about his next mission: to smuggle a Chinese dissident into Tibet.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
His latest mission--his 16th--takes British intelligence agent Quiller on a tense adventure to exotic locales in the Far East. He is assigned to ensure a safe passage out of China for Dr. Xingyu Baibing, renowned Chinese astrophysicist and popular dissident leader. Xingyu's ouspoken support of democracy, which helped incite student rebellions culminating in the 1989 riots in Tiananmen Square, is shared by the ambassador Qiao, an intelligence source for the West. The assignment, which could signal the inception of a new Chinese leadership sympathetic to capitalism, is daunting to Quiller, but his anxiety seems to have been for naught in light of the anticlimactic ending. Insistently driving home the conflict between democracy and communism, Hall's characteristically lean prose offers some exciting moments, but several sequences, such as Quiller's secret stay in a Tibetan monastery, are needlessly drawn out. (June)
Rocky Mountain News
"They don't get any tougher or more intelligent than the Quiller tales."
Kirkus Reviews
"Quiller is by now a primary reflex."
Houston Chronicle
"Fast and tense. Quiller is one of suspense literature's great secret agents!"
The New York Times
(Quiller is) "the greatest survival expert among contemporary secret agents."
The London Times Literary Supplement
"Tension in a novel is difficult to maintain at a pitch that actually creates a physical impact on the reader. A few of the best writers can do it, and among them is Adam Hall."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433250507
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2013
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.10(d)

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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