"The deadline was close and I knew now what London had sent me out here to do: define, infiltrate and destroy. And I couldn't do it just by standing in the way of the program Moscow was running. I'd have to get inside and blow it up from there." Across the black snowscape of Poland's capital, a city where winter is more than a season, falls the shadow of a British Intellig"The deadline was close and I knew now what London had sent me out here to do: define, infiltrate and destroy. And I couldn't do it just by standing in the way of the program Moscow was running. I'd have to get inside and blow it up from there." Across the black snowscape of Poland's capital, a city where winter is more than a season, falls the shadow of a British Intelligence operation designed to save detente from explosion--an operation that pivots on an agent callously thrown into the front line of the Cold War and caught in the crossfire. "Entertainment of the first rank." (The Guardian, London)...
|Title||:||The Warsaw Document|
|Number of Pages||:||304 Pages|
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The Warsaw Document Reviews
My first run in with Adam Hall's secret agent Quiller. I thought it was a very good spy thriller, well written and plotted. It took me a while to get used to the style of writing which is quite unlike other spy thrillers that I have read. At times it is almost stream of consciousness, and I have to admit that I got slightly lost on a couple of occasions while reading the novel. But there were several truly exciting passages to hooked my right back in again. The best of these was when Quiller is on the run in a railway station. The scene in which he hides from police in a washroom was thrilling. All round a first class spy novel and a series that I'll definitely be returning to.
A rock-solid espionage novel that stands the test of time. H Hall brilliantly captures the cold and depression of Soviet-dominated Warsaw. Tension is sustained throughout the book, but the real highlight comes two-thirds the way through the novel when Quiller enters Warsaw Station. Easily one of the best suspense/action scenes ever written. Not to be missed.
The Warsaw Document is a fine thriller filled with ice, snow, and plenty of duplicitous Eastern bloc Cold War atmosphere.
I worry, when I reread l loved book, that my initial opinion was colored by some factor other than the story itself. The Quiller spy thrillers are easily passing the tests of time and vague remembrance. The stories are complex, multilayered, and exciting, and take off in unexpected directions. The only certainty is that things are not always what they seem.
Quiller in Warsaw in winter amid rumblings of an anti-Soviet uprising. Quiller’s mission is to “save détente”, which looks like a rather dubious objective in retrospect. Unusually good settings and characters.
Thrilling and as full of danger and intrigue as ever, but I did not like the mission this time, it seemed a little unworthy of "the bureau".
3.5 stars. As always, Hall's prose, plot, mystery, etc. are great but the ending I found quite unsatisfying.
Good Quiller story, a dry operator