London Bureau sends Quiller to the Sahara desert on a mission to examine a crashed freighter and its mysterious cargo. The danger to Quiller comes not only from the cargo itself and from political cells trying to capture Quiller, but also from his own Bureau's secret plans. The majesty and terrors of the desert are brought into sharp focus in this captivating novel about the character The New York Times called "the greatest survival expert among contemporary secret agents".
Truly gripping, tight storytelling. Makes you wish bond would go back to his sixties roots. Really fresh although this story is forty years old. Spy fiction for people wanting the exact opposite of Clancy. Recommended.