By Adam Hall
The cool, ruthless Quiller, Britain's number one intelligence agent, is shipped on my own to enquire the lethal secret surrounding the Striker SK-6 airplane. inside a yr 36 have crashed with out survivors, and now the British airplane is named the Widow Maker. Quiller hazards sanity and dying to unmask a chilling scheme that threatens the way forward for Europe.
"Quiller is again, this time to enquire why such a lot of of the West German SK-6 airplane, often called "Strikers," have been crashing on attempt flights. there is not any discernable development: varied planes setting out from assorted airbases at assorted occasions are crashing. was once it a mechanical hassle? Pilot errors? And, in both case, who was once in the back of it? Adam corridor takes the reader on a taut hunt via chilly battle Germany, as Quiller makes an attempt to discover the key. As constantly, Quiller employs his mental education to investigate the causes of the characters and his personal reactions to emphasize (and torture). even though now not rather pretty much as good as "The Quiller Memorandum," this novel is respectable and merits your attention."
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