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Quiller Balalaika (Quiller #19)

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It's Quiller's most dangerous mission yet, and is also his last for the British intelligence agency so secret that it has no name. No matter that its orders originate at the Prime Minister level; if detected, it would be denied at that and every other level of the government. Quiller's orders this time take the pseudonymous operative to post–Cold War Russia to infiltrate t...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published November 16th 2003 by Carroll & Graf
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Don Thompson
I have always loved Adam Hall books as Quiller is such a unique spy. Very different from all the guns and gadgets we see in the movies. Do not get me wrong I love James Band and of course Bourne. But Quiller is so pragmatic about how he is prepared to die for Queen and Country. The insight into how he thinks and views things is a different approach.
Had read most of the Quiller books years and years back. Got off track and recently while cleaning the library found the Adam Hall books laying about...more
Patrick Baird
This book has transformed me into a raving Elleston Trevor fan. I just recently read Flight of the Phoenix, which was excellent, but Quiller Balalaika was note perfect. This was my first Quiller novel, but it certainly won't be my last.

Trevor opens the novel with crackling tension and never lets his foot off the accelerator. His prose is lean and taut, stretched to the breaking point, really. Not a single moment or word in the book is wasted. The plot rushes along with plenty of action, nightmar...more
It has been a long time since I've read any of the Quiller books and I have been wanting to read this last book for ages, however, it has not been available in our small library community and it is very pricy to purchase, so when it finally came out as an Audible selection, I pounced on it. I have missed this series so much. The book started out differently from the others and I missed that introduction to the mission although once I started getting into the story, it had me hooked from beginnin...more
The last Quiller, finished just before the author's death, is the same, yet different. Quiller is a creature of the Cold War, and without it, founders. Seems lost in a world where enemies are individuals and not governments. Quiller is about trips to the brink, insane trips, which makes getting there as breathless as the view from the top leaves you.
Terry Gallagher
The last in the Quiller series; the author died shortly after finishing this one. Interesting setting, and gratifying consistency to the character, but not much more than entertainment.
Jack Sussek
His last and his best Quiller after the first, The Quiller Memorandum. That's it.
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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...more
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