THE KOBRA MANIFESTO is the seventh of Adam Hall's highly acclaimed series of Quiller novels. This chilling novel has all the gloss, pace and tension of Ian Fleming, combined with a detailed knowledge of secret service procedures characteristic of John le Carre.
"Tense, intelligent, harsh and surprising." (The New York Times)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Told in a startlingly dispassionate tone, this is a spy book worthy of Ian Fleming. Quiller is in a lot of ways more of a British Ninja than a Bond, though, as almost the whole focus of the book is on his physical capabilities and analysis of other characters' capabilities. The story moves at a nice clip and seems like it has the potential for a top-of-the-line global conspiracy setup, but the climax dwindles to a mano-a-mano confrontation without the global implementations you might expect, and the story ends very abruptly. I might have enjoyed it more if I'd read others in the series, so I'll be keeping an eye out for them.