By Adam Hall
The Quiller sequence specializes in a solitary, hugely able secret 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 center flooring 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 particularly stylized, that includes excessive depictions of secret agent tradecraft relationships, staggering 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) gained an Edgar Award, from the secret Writers of the US, for top Novel. It used to be filmed in 1966 below its US identify with a screenplay by means 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.