Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2020. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. I've eventually rewound and come to the first book in the Quiller series. One of the most interesting elements of the novel is Quiller's explanation of tradecraft and the way he narrates his way through receiving signals from his Control via coded stock market reports on the radio, and a seemingly endless string of people following him around Berlin as he goes about his mission. Something went wrong. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 22, 2013. There is a fair amount of pre-technological tradecraft in the book, if you like that sort of thing, which I do. Or something bad will happen, somehow. Though spy stories go well back (Check out Riddle of the Sands) this was peak period. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. However, a fellow undercover agent has been killed, and Quiller is asked to take his place. The Quiller Memorandum is the third Quiller novel that I have read, and it firmly establishes my opinion that Quiller is one of the finest series of espionage novels to have ever been written. Places James Bond in the "Stylish soft spy" Category, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 27, 2019. There's no flab to Quiller; it's not even particularly clear to me what he looks like, or why he bears the scars that he does, but that's part of the joy of this; what Quiller looks like is fairly irrelevant to the plot. After having read most of the Quiller sequels first, I was disappointed in this debut Quiller novel. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. I probably haven't yet read enough to be fully aware of what the typical Quiller characteristics are, but never mind...the key thing is that it was a pacy, intense and thrilling read. Far better than Ian Fleming's James Bond novels, in my view. 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. Quiller, a British agent working for a branch of British Intelligence called The Bureau, is tracking down Nazi war criminals (twenty years before he’d posed as a concentration camp guard and helped Jews escape the gas chambers) and is on the point of a well earned rest in London when he’s contacted by a man called Pol and set on the trail of an old enemy - Obergruppenfuhrer Heinrich Zossen. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Well written with a good story line, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 17, 2020. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. A crisply written story that captured my attention from beginning to end. The later plots were rather more appropriate to a lone agent. 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. I have read every one of the Quiller spy series. This is the first in the series, and it seems to have a reputation for being a little different from what would become the typical Quiller novel. I've been a big Quiller fan since the mid-60s. So, at this level, The Quiller Memorandum is the third Quiller novel that I have read, and it firmly establishes my opinion that Quiller is one of the finest series of espionage novels to have ever been written. I was disappointed in this debut Quiller novel, Reviewed in the United States on October 30, 2016. It seemed disjointed, implausible and poorly developed as compared to Hall's later work. Sort of a mixed effect clouds this novel. Places James Bond in the "Stylish soft spy" Category, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 27, 2019. It feels like a bit of an old forgotten series written in the 60s - the books I've picked up are very dated paperbacks. This cleverly crafted book is a must for old and new fans alike. I agree. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Now out of print it’s good to be able to obtain it so easily. This was then followed by the second novel known as “Ninth Directive” that was published in 1966. This book made me watch a George Segal movie. - The Rocky Mountain News "Quiller is by now a primary reflex." 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. In this first in a series of 19 spy thrillers, secret agent Quiller unc This well-drawn tale of espionage is set in West Berlin, 15 years after the end of WW II. It rests on Quiller's shoulders to carry the novel. 20 years after the end of the war, he is back in Berlin still seeking vengeance. Quiller is a British agent working in Germany about fifteen to twenty years after the end of the second world war. Though spy stories go well back (Check out Riddle of the Sands) this was peak period. --This text refers to the, Six agents have already died trying to crack a lethal ring of Nazis determined to revive the Third Reich, and Agent Quiller is the last hope as he single-handedly undertakes this hazardous mission, in a new edition of the Edgar Award-winning suspense novel. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 27, 2019, First in a series of 19 books. 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". By no means perfect, but good enough to instigate my becoming a big fan of the entire series. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. I can see where some might find it more exhausting than any, A spy thriller for chess players. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. One never doubts the reality of every page he writes. "- The Los Angeles Times "They don't get any tougher or more intelligent than the Quiller tales." Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2020, I bought this book based on positive reviews , I, Reviewed in the United States on April 8, 2018, I read a lot of espionage. Notes: The Berlin Memorandum was re-published as The Quiller Memorandum.The Pekin Target was titled The Peking Target in the USA.Northlight was also known as Quiller in the USA.. "- The Associated Press"White-hot intensity. I recently found and purchased all 19 of the series in hardback and read them serially. There is much about Adam Hall's classic espionage thrillers that may appear dated to a modern reader. Also, it was an Armageddon-type plot that Quiller was fighting alone. Does this book contain quality or formatting issues? If You Like Quiller Books, You’ll Love… Court Gentry/Gray Man; Arkady Renko; Travis McGee; Quiller Synopsis: In The Quiller Memorandum by Adam Hall, it’s 15 years following World War II. Far better than Ian Fleming's James Bond novels, in my view. Each reveal, in turn, provides a separate level of truth--or, as it may be, self-deception. The paranoid cat and mouse game played between Quiller and a gang of old Nazi's is tense and exciting. It won the Edgar award in 1966. The book is built around a continual number of reveals. There's no flab to Quiller; it's not even particularly clear to me what he looks like, or why he bears the scars that he does, but that's part of the joy of this; what Quiller looks like is fairly irrelevant to the plot. We’d love your help. and over 8 million other books are available for, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2020. He was the author of, The first of Adam Hall’s Quiller novels is a tough espionage thriller set in mid-60s Berlin. It's a string of intense thrillers. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading.
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