Quiller Bamboo

Adam Hall, Author William Morrow & Company $20 (322p) ISBN 978-0-688-09696-0
His latest mission--his 16th--takes British intelligence agent Quiller on a tense adventure to exotic locales in the Far East. He is assigned to ensure a safe passage out of China for Dr. Xingyu Baibing, renowned Chinese astrophysicist and popular dissident leader. Xingyu's ouspoken support of democracy, which helped incite student rebellions culminating in the 1989 riots in Tiananmen Square, is shared by the ambassador Qiao, an intelligence source for the West. The assignment, which could signal the inception of a new Chinese leadership sympathetic to capitalism, is daunting to Quiller, but his anxiety seems to have been for naught in light of the anticlimactic ending. Insistently driving home the conflict between democracy and communism, Hall's characteristically lean prose offers some exciting moments, but several sequences, such as Quiller's secret stay in a Tibetan monastery, are needlessly drawn out. (June)
Reviewed on: 06/03/1991
Release date: 06/01/1991
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