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The Striker Portfolio (Quiller #3)

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"The fly fell down." Quiller sent the message off to London as requested. He had just seen a supersonic jet plunge 60,000 feet to its destruction. It was the 36th crash, and more were to come--unless Quiller finds out who is to blame.

That meant entering the deadly shadow world between East and West, where the name of the game was betrayal and the stakes were sky-high.

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Mass Market Paperback, 241 pages
Published June 1993 by HarperPrism (first published 1968)
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stormhawk
I am ever so grateful that I accidentally discovered Quiller late one night in the 70s ... a British TV show, starring Michael Jayston, introduced me to an entirely different kind of spy, and thanks to my local library, I was able to start following his adventures. Over the years I've managed to chase down new and used copies of Adam Hall's books, and have never been disappointed, which is something I rarely say about any author, much less one as prolific as Hall.

Planes are dropping out of the
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Larry
Three dozen state-of-the-art German jet fighters have crashed. Quiller, one of the ferrets for the Bureau, Britain's secret intelligence agency (the one that gets to act decisively) goes into the field to find out why. When a contact commits suicide under suspicious circumstances, Quiller's director instructs Q to "get in the way" of the group responsible for both the crashes and the murder. Quiller does so with his customary skill, and is soon the target of the opposition group--an interest tha ...more
Anna
Quiller is sent to find out why the "Striker" military planes are crashing regularly all over West Germany, who is behind it and why. Then if he can put a stop to it. This is the third Quller book by Adam Hall and the fifth or sixth I have read but the first review I have written on Goodreads.
If you like spy thrillers, even a little, you should read Adam Hall's Quiller books. Quiller gets the job done without guns or gadgets just a lot of know-how and daring. The action scenes are truly marvelo
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Terry Gallagher
I'm going through the reading list I put together as a sidebar to a feature story I wrote more than twenty years ago about a prof who taught a course in espionage fiction. This book wasn't on that list, but the author, pen-named Adam Hall, was. Hall created Quiller, the "shadow executive" featured in about a dozen novels and the memorable film, "The Quiller Memorandum." I'm going to see if I can track that DVD down at my library: script by Harold Pinter, starring George Segal, Max von Sydow, Sen ...more
Bej
Published 1968, a cold war spy thriller with a nicely irreverent hero, car chases and includes lots of tips and tricks for the wannabe secret agent. Don't read it for the premise or the resolution of the mystery, but for the fun journey of saving East and West Germany from themselves.
Anne
You can't read a Quiller when you're tired; it'd be like walking out of the room for a snack during the movie 'Memento'. But it was SO nice to be back in the Cold War for just a little while....
Kdfrawg
See my notes under "The Quiller Memorandum"
Karen
Quiller in Germany.
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Author also wrote as Elleston Trevor.

Author Trevor Dudley-Smith was born in Kent, England on February 17, 1920. He attended Yardley Court Preparatory School and Sevenoaks School. During World War II, he served in the Royal Air Force as a flight engineer. After the war, he started writing full-time. He lived in Spain and France before moving to the United States and settling in Phoenix, Arizona. In
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