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eBook Quiller ePub

by Adam Hall

  • ISBN: 1932100172
  • Category: Thrillers and Suspense
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Adam Hall
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BenBella Books (July 11, 2004)
  • Pages: 290
  • ePub book: 1199 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1576 kb
  • Other: lrf lrf txt lit
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 366

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Quiller Book Thirteen. No one else was taking any notice; London had booked us first class for the sake of more privacy; decent of someone, or perhaps it had to do with guilt.

Quiller Book Thirteen. All I want to kno. Corrine was saying now, a lot of it muffled, ‘All I want to know is whether he’d been sleeping with he.

Amazingly, each of Adam Hall's 19 Quiller books features a unique set of problems for the protagonist to solve, which he always does with imagination, intelligence, and determination. The crisp and believable writing never flags. The author endows Quiller with fluency in German, French, Polish, and Russian, plus a bit of Mandarin and Thai.

Adam Hall is the careful, meticulous, and patient author of the interesting character/spy, "Quiller". The series of unorthodox novels built around Quiller are extremely odd, as far as espionage fiction runs. The Quiller Memorandum' (first in the sequence) was published in 1966 and it was just not common at that time, for an author to make a point of flaunting his own genre's conventions. But his "Quiller" -a cynical and jaded free-lance agent-does just that

I love Adam Hall and especially his Quiller books, though don't miss his books written as Elleston Trevor (like Flight of the Phoenix). The Kobra Manifesto is one of his Asian based thrillers, which are neat though I prefer the ones in Russia dealing with cold instead of humidity and heat.

I love Adam Hall and especially his Quiller books, though don't miss his books written as Elleston Trevor (like Flight of the Phoenix). Old cases are sometimes referenced and you don't want to spoil the fun.

Adam Hall The Quiller Memorandum The first book in the Quiller series, 19651: POL A coupleof air-hostesses came in through the glass doors, crisp andpure-looking in Lufthansa uniform

Adam Hall The Quiller Memorandum The first book in the Quiller series, 19651: POL A coupleof air-hostesses came in through the glass doors, crisp andpure-looking in Lufthansa uniform. They looked once at the group of pilots who stood at the soft-drinks bar then swung on their spiked heels to preen themselves inthe mirrors. The pilots turned to watch them, all of them tall, all of them blond. 1: POL. A coupleof air-hostesses came in through the glass doors, crisp andpure-looking in Lufthansa uniform.

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Quiller by Adam Hall gets the Spybrary treatment on episode 85 of the Spybrary Spy Podcast. Jeff Quest is in the host’s chair for this two parter on the Quiller spy books. Jeff is joined by Spybrarians Clarissa Aykroyd and author Tim Stevens. Agree with the Spybrary panelists? Disagree?

Quiller by Adam Hall gets the Spybrary treatment on episode 85 of the Spybrary Spy Podcast. Talk more about spy books in our Spybrary discussion group.

Quiller is a fictional character created by English novelist Elleston Trevor. Quiller, whose one-word name is a pseudonym, works as a spy, and he is the hero of a series of 19 Cold War thrillers written under the pseudonym Adam Hall, and became Trevor's most popular character. The books focus on a solitary, highly capable operative who works, usually on his own, for a British government organization, referred to as "The Bureau", which "doesn't exist".

Hall Adam - скачать бесплатно все книги автора. Книги 1-17 из 17. Northlight. Жанр: Шпионский детектив. Trusting in a woman who can't be trusted. Rescuing a man he would rather kill. Trying to save a world that is already heading over the brink. Quiller is "the greatest survival expert among contemporary secret agents. The New York Times)Adam Hall is "skillful as ever at stretching suspense to the screaming point.

NYT. PW. K. From Publishers Weekly. His latest mission-his 16th-takes British intelligence agent Quiller on a tense adventure to exotic locales in the Far East.

Secret agent Quiller is back in this heart-stopping spy thriller. Quiller must work against his own instincts to save a world on the verge of disaster. From behind the Iron Curtain, in a city where he has no place to hide, he must trust a woman who cannot be trusted and rescue a man he would rather kill to complete a mission that will affect relations between the United States and the Soviet Union forever. But the stakes are higher than Quiller realizes as he faces a threat more treacherous than he imagines.

Comments

skyjettttt skyjettttt
I made it through only about 60 pages of this novel before setting it aside in the charity pile. The plot just seemed so dated- Quiller racing against time to keep yet another U.S.-Soviet summit from being derailed. In 1985 this probably seemed like a big deal, but it just doesn't resonate now. Also the first-person narration is strangely detached and antiseptic.
Falya Falya
Adam Hall's Quiller books, and this book in particular, are totally readable and fall into that group of books that should never be read at night. You cannot put them down until finished.
The way Quiller moves through the dark and dangerous areas in Russia, his belief in his cause, his doubt in his ability, build a tension that is felt by the reader as Quiller gets on with it and does the job after overcoming various problems. The book is written in the first person which makes the reader feel directly involved in the happenings. A clever and effective form of entertainment.
It is disappointing that it is so hard to buy these books in hard cover as they are a 'read again and again' addition to anybody's library.
Wrathshaper Wrathshaper
Ellston Trevor, writing as Adam Hall, is absolutely the best in the first person spy genre. These are riveting, edge of your seat, can't put it down stories. Quiller is a "shadow executive" for an undisclosed British deep cover branch, fully disavowable, fully expendable and always on fully urgent missions. Quiller is what James Bond wishes he could be -- smart, daring, unencumbered by gadgets and weapons, relying on his wits, his training and dedication to complete the missions. OUTSTANDING! I can't say enough good things about this series!
breakingthesystem breakingthesystem
Absolutely right, Quiller is one of the best literary characters & the only espionage character who didn't end up totally ridiculous or pathetic or just plain unreal. Quiller though, with his meticulous task solving a cerebral activity together with his ability in close combat ooze reality. This one has a special twist to it: from the very beginning we sense (through Quiller's thoughts) that there's something wrong with this mission & not because of the usual danger attached to such things. Just sit back & follow him in the maze of dnager while he unravels step by step the mystery & realizes how those who he should be able to trust betrayed him. (And then check out Quiller's Run for the immediate follow-up: Hall hardly does this, but he must have thought that this issue needed to be resolved.)
I don't know about making it a movie though. It's the reading & Quiller's inner thoughts that make it such a perfect read. Trabslated to action it may lose part of it's appeal - &who's going to get all that karate right without turning it into Crouching Tiger or something?
GoodBuyMyFriends GoodBuyMyFriends
To tell a truth that sounds like a bash of Quiller books, I cannot exactly distinguish 'Quiller' in my memory from 'Quiller KGB' or the 'Warsaw Document.' They tend to bleed together somewhat like Dick Francis novels, or Len Deighton novels, but this shouldn't be a factor when deciding to read one -- or all of them.
Adam Hall's novels are hard to find even in paper back (having scrounged for a few years I've come up with and read about eleven of them -- there are still a lot I've never even seen). The books are gritty, fast-paced, intelligent yet action-packed. They take you all over the world, to places like Berlin to Peking to the Sahara Desert. There's not a dull moment nor a flase step in any of the novels I've read to date.
Quiller is my favorite literary character -- it's a shame no one's made a really good series of movies out of Adam Hall's books. (What's so great about Ian Flemming, anyway?)
You'd be well advised to go out NOW and do anything you can to find a Quiller book. Chances are, you'll have it finished by sunrise tomorrow.
Malogamand Malogamand
...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!
Kirizan Kirizan
Quiller is a spy who uses his wits. His body and mind are his weapons. The stories are seen through Quiller's eyes. If you like tense spy dramas, the Quiller books are the best and Adam Hall is a master. We want more!
Rarely did I start a book and couldn't finish it, this is the one! The plot of the story line is totally obsolete in today's political environment for a spy story, and it's also the first time I did not like the main character in a book-Quiller. From the beginning of the book he already showed his big ego towards his boss, because he had small feet. What a joke! And he himself made some miscalculation too, not a likable man to me. It hard to continue a book if you don't like a main character in a book. More important, had I had found out it was written in 1966, I would not have picked it up.

Like the other viewer said, it'll go to the charity pile.