|The Sinkiang Executive|
In the eighth Quiller suspense novel, the British agent finds himself once again playing a lone cool hand, and this time his superiors don't expect him to return alive--nor do they much care!
How it starts...
Chapter 1 - Katia
The winter rain had driven everyone off the streets and half London was down here in the underground trying to get home in the dry. My train was packed and we stood crushed together, swaying from the straps as the thing moaned through the curves. Flashes came now and then against the black windows as the contacts hit some dirt on the rail, making it look as if lightning had struck. We stood with the patience of cattle, our clothes steaming from the deluge that had drenched us up there in the streets.
Hardback: 1st US Edition
Dedication: To Pat Murphy
Copyright: 1978, Trevor Enterprises
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Jacket illustration: William Maughan
Jacket typography: Douglas Bergstreser