The Ninth Directive
When a security exercise goes wrong, a rogue agent must defend a British diplomat from Thai assassins
Quiller is not an easy man to work with. Freethinking to the point of insubordination, he’s the kind of spy who gives his superiors ulcers. But his case file, going back to his work against the Nazis, speaks for itself. The Bureau ranks him as a #9 agent—Reliable Under Torture—and that’s the kind of man they need in Bangkok. Because an important British official is coming to visit, and the Bureau wants Quiller to plan the diplomat’s murder. Of course, it’s only a security exercise. The official will be traveling under top-notch protection, and they want Quiller to devise an assassination plot to test the abilities of his security detail. But for the diplomat and for Quiller, the danger quickly becomes real.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Roycrofter - LibraryThing
OK, I'm prejudiced, but this is great stuff! Look at the timeline of world events in '64 and '65 (if you don't remember), especially the events in Asia. Hall is writing in the moment and the reader ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - datrappert - LibraryThing
Rather a disappointment despite great Bangkok atmosphere. Too many twists and turns and implausibilities piled on top of one another. Quiller is trying to prevent the assassination of a British VIP ... Read full review