By Adam Hall
The Quiller sequence makes a speciality of a solitary, hugely able undercover agent (named after Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch) who works (generally on my own) for a central authority bureau that "doesn't exist" and narrates his personal adventures. Quiller (not his actual identify) occupies a literary heart floor among James Bondand John le Carré. he's a talented motive force, pilot, diver, and linguist, yet doesn't hold a gun.
The sequence is especially stylized, that includes severe depictions of undercover agent tradecraft relationships, superb bounce cuts among chapters, and deep, occasionally self-pitying inside monologues. the 1st of the Quiller novels, The Berlin Memorandum (1965) (retitled The Quiller Memorandum within the US) gained an Edgar Award, from the secret Writers of the US, for most sensible Novel. It was once filmed in 1966 below its US name with a screenplay through Harold Pinter and starred George Segal and Alec Guinness. It used to be additionally tailored right into a 1975 British tv sequence, that includes Michael Jayston.