Mystery Books

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Mystery Movies

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Mystery Authors

Book reviews - The Tango Briefing

The Tango Briefing


Author: Adam Hall
London Bureau sends Quiller to the Sahara desert on a mission to examine a crashed freighter and its mysterious cargo. The danger to Quiller comes not only from the cargo itself and from political cells trying to capture Quiller, but also from his own Bureau's secret plans. The majesty and terrors of the desert are brought into sharp focus in this captivating novel about the character The New York Times called "the greatest survival expert among contemporary secret agents."

"Hall's most extravagant yet."
- Time Magazine, on QUILLER: THE TANGO BRIEFING

Praise for the QUILLER Series:

"For fans and students of the genre, it's a must … pure adrenaline!"
- The Chicago Times

"Hall has been turning out Quiller novels, each one a winner, for years. Over the years, the character has grown in eccentricity, depth and appeal."
- The Chicago Tribune

"Riveting and taut … you won't be disappointed!"
- The Denver Post

"Quiller is one of suspense literature's great secret agents!"
- The Houston Chronicle

"Thrilling."
- The Los Angeles Times

"They don't get any tougher or more intelligent than the Quiller tales."
- The Rocky Mountain News

"Quiller is by now a primary reflex."
- Kirkus Reviews

"Tense, intelligent, harsh, surprising..."
- The New York Times

(Quiller is) "the greatest survival expert among contemporary secret agents."
- The New York Times

"Stunningly well done, tense, elliptical, without a misplaced word."
- The New York Republic

"Espionage at its best!"
- The London Times

"Breathless entertainment!"
- The Associated Press

"White-hot intensity."
- The Washington Post

Praise for ADAM HALL:

"Tension in a novel is difficult to maintain at a pitch that actually creates a physical impact on the reader. A few of the best writers can do it, and among them is Adam Hall."
- London Times Literary Supplement

"Nobody writes espionage better than Adam Hall!"
- The New York Times

"When it comes to espionage fiction, Adam Hall has no peer."
- Eric Van Lustbader, author of "Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Dominion"

"[Adam Hall] is the unchallenged king of the spy story."
- Buffalo News

"Adam Hall is an exemplary writer and one of the few in this genre to do his job with a poet's skill and fierce pride in the language."
- The Hong Kong Times

"Adam Hall writes the most exciting, original and authentic
espionage novels to be found on bookshelves today."
- The Banner

"Few writers handle action as excitingly as Hall..."
- The Houston Chronicle

author bio:
Elleston Trevor’s novels, plays, and short stories range from light, witty mysteries to dramas, usually about ordinary individuals experiencing extraordinary situations. To cover a wide diversity of subject matter Elleston wrote under various pseudonyms: Adam Hall, Trevor Burgess, Roger Fitzalan, Simon Rattray, Mansell Black, Caesar Smith, Howard North, Warwick Scott, and even a woman’s name, Leslie Stone. Elleston is best known for his classic, The Flight of the Phoenix, and for his nineteen novels about a spy named Quiller. In 1966, The Quiller Memorandum won the Edgar award for the best mystery of the year. The Flight of the Phoenix and Quiller Memorandum both became major motion pictures. The author was born Trevor Dudley Smith in London on February 17, 1920. He died in Scottsdale, Arizona, on July 21, 1995.



US publication: 1973
Detective: n/a
Genre: n/a