By Adam Hall
The Quiller sequence makes a speciality of a solitary, hugely able secret agent (named after Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch) who works (generally by myself) for a central authority bureau that "doesn't exist" and narrates his personal adventures. Quiller (not his actual identify) occupies a literary center floor among James Bondand John le Carré. he's a talented driving 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, fabulous leap 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) received an Edgar Award, from the secret Writers of the United States, for top Novel. It was once filmed in 1966 lower than its US name with a screenplay by way of Harold Pinter and starred George Segal and Alec Guinness. It was once additionally tailored right into a 1975 British tv sequence, that includes Michael Jayston.