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Publisher's Summary

You are a secret agent working for the British in Berlin. You are due to go home on leave, but you are being followed by the enemy - or your own people. A man meets you in the theater and briefs you on a plot to revive the power of Nazi Germany. You do not believe him, but you remember that one of the suspects mentioned was a senior SS officer you met while you were working as a spy in Nazi Germany. Next, you make contact with a beautiful girl who may know something. Someone tries to kill both of you.Your name is Quiller. You are the hero of an extraordinary novel that shows how a spy works, how messages are coded and decoded, how contacts are made, how a man reacts under the influence of truth drugs, and that traces the story of a vastly complex, entertaining, convincing, and sinister plot.
©1965 Jonquil Trevor; (P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.
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Critic Reviews



Winner, 1966 Edgar Award for Mystery Fiction
"You can't go wrong with Quiller." (Harper's)
"Tense, intelligent, harsh, surprising." (New York Times)
"A model of breathless excitement." (New Yorker)
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By Joe Pawlowski on 09-06-07

An entertaining thriller

This is a well-read, well-written thriller that holds up to repeated listens. It is a classic of post-war espionage, full of twists and turns.

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By Brian on 12-31-12

It starts off pretty strong, but...

I enjoyed roughly the first half of The Quiller Memorandum immensely. It's set in Berlin during the mid 1960s, a setting ripe with intrigue, and it gets off to a fast start. But about half way through the story, an element of overdone psychoanalysis intrudes on the narrative and it just goes on and on until you begin to wonder which word applies best, tiresome or wearisome. (I say wearisome is worse than tiresome, and thus is the better choice.)

The performance by Simon Prebble is top notch.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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