Cutting from scene to scene at a merciless pace, Quiller's new mission takes him through the semblance of a nightmare. At the very outset, his longstanding feud with the Bureau has wrecked his chances. But he can't give up the only life he knows and, in the depths of the Thai jungle, Quiller finds the first hope of a mission.
How it starts...
Chapter 1 - Smoke
The whole place was tight with tension when I got there, people huddled in hushed groups along the corridors and hanging around the Signals Room, Croder standing outside Codes and Cyphers with one of the cryptologist, his eyes pinning the bastard against the wall and his voice like a knife being sharpened"Then why the hell didn't you get me on the phone, I don't care what time it was, you ought to know that by now." I went on past them and thought for God's sake if Croder's lost his cool then something big must have blown and the fallout was still coming downbut the thing was, the thing was, you know, I couldn't have cared less.
Hardback: 1st UK Edition
Dedication: For JONQUIL Always
Copyright: 1988, Trevor Enterprises
Publisher: W H Allen