In the chill shadows of a Moscow church, Bureau executive Quiller is briefed for his new mission. 'There isn't anyone else capable,' says Croder, Chief of Signals. No one else capable of infiltrating the Russian mafiya and locating a British national who leads the most powerful of its many lawless factions. Of confronting a man whose criminal genius is bent on scuppering the efforts of Western governments to raise the sinking ship of the Russian economy and prevent a terrifying lurch to the political right. So Quiller takes Balalaika, a mission deemed suicidal even to Croder, one that will pit him against the most evil man in Russia
How it starts...
Chapter 1 - Snow
As the TU-154 bounced and floated and bounced again I wiped the mist off the window with the back of my hand and the flashing lights out there became brighter, and I could see a white carpet of fire-foam with yellow-caped figures wading through it.
Hardback: 1st UK Edition
Copyright: 1996, Trevor Productions, Inc.
Afterword copyright: 1996, Jean-Pierre Trevor
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Jacket illustration: David Bull