, 1995 - Fiction
- 396 pages
In this 18th adventure in Adam Hall's epic series, Quiller is sent to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where chaos abounds as the deadline for the United Nations-supervised elections approaches. There is fear that Pol Pot, creator of the infamous "killing fields, " will fight to return the murderous Communist party, known as the Khmer Rouge, to power. Quiller's only ally is Gabrielle Bouchard, a photojournalist who is waging her own personal war against the Khmer Rouge. Though Pol Pot is deathly ill, Quiller learns that he has carefully chosen a successor who plans to direct the next Cambodian bloodbath. Quiller's mission, code-named "Salamander, " leads him deep into the perilous jungles of Phnom Penh, where he must protect not only his own life but also the future of Cambodia.