Quiller Salamander

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Thorndike Press, 1995 - Fiction - 396 pages
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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.

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Review: Quiller (Quiller #11)

User Review  - Katelyn - Goodreads

3.5 stars. Enjoyable, page turning action as well as insight into the mind of the spy well beyond stone cold stereotypes. Rambling sentences and abrupt transitions sometimes used. I would like to read more of this series. Read full review

Review: Quiller Salamander (Quiller #18)

User Review  - stormhawk - Goodreads

Not a favorite in the series, but still an exciting run from start to finish. Read full review


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About the author (1995)

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 1946 he used the pseudonym Elleston Trevor for a non-mystery book, and later made it his legal name. He also wrote under the pseudonyms of Adam Hall, Simon Rattray, Mansell Black, Trevor Burgess, Roger Fitzalan, Howard North, Warwick Scott, Caesar Smith, and Lesley Stone. Even though he wrote thrillers, mysteries, plays, juvenile novels, and short stories, his best-known works are The Flight of the Phoenix written as Elleston Trevor and the series about British secret agent Quiller written as Adam Hall. In 1965, he received the Edgar Allan Poe Award by Mystery Writers of America and the French Grand Prix de Littérature Policière for The Quiller Memorandum. This book was made into a 1967 movie starring George Segal and Alec Guinness. He died of cancer on July 21, 1995.

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