THE TANGO BRIEFING

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256 pages - 1973 - Old, like new
This novel - which is part of the Quiller series, a Secret Service agent - is about a crashed freighter lying in the sands of the Sahara desert.

Characteristics

Book cover finish Canvas finish, BRADEL, Hardcover ( square back binding )
Special features First edition, Dedicated copy, Dust jacket, Handwritten notes
Condition Old, like new
Number of pages 256
Published date 1973
Languages English
Size 14 x 22 x 3 cm
Author Adam Hall
Editor William Collins Sons & Co Ltd

Description

The high risks of my trade first drew me to it and that is why I ply it, and the higher the risk the greater is the itch to take it, and when the chance of survival is almost nil then I'm hooked and damned and hellbound, and don't get in my way.

 

A crashed freighter lies buried in the sands, its crew picked by vultures, its nightmare cargo a trap for anyone who goes near. It is Tango Victor, the object to be examined at close range.

 

It was just a medium twin - prop short - haul transport and all it had done was to come down in the desert but the nearest anyone had got to it with a high - altitude camera was sixty - five thousand feet and nobody else had dared to go any closer.

 

So I wanted to.

 

Sahara : dawn plus one. A matt black sailplane hovers across the target area. At dawn plus two a matt black parachute floats towards the desert wastes : and the Tango mission begins running. ( ... ) 

À PROPOS DE CET AUTEUR
Adam Hall

Trevor Dudley Smith ( or Dudley - Smith, February 17th, 1920 - July 21st, 1995 ) was born in Bromley ( Kent, England ) to alcoholic parents. He hated his preparatory school, Yardley Court ( Tonbridge, Kent ), where he was beaten weekly for doing badly at Latin, and subsequently also disliked Sevenoaks School ( Sevenoaks, Kent ). 


He did not attend university, having been apprenticed as a racing driver and then joined the R.A.F. He was not allowed to fly because of an eye defect that made him hypersensitive to sunlight. He then was trained as an Engineer, working on Spitfires for the duration of the Second World War. He also wrote prolifically, having several story - books for children published while still serving in the R.A.F. 


After the war, Trevor Dudley Smith eventually changed his name to Elleston Trevor, and used to live in Roedean ( by Brighton, Sussex, England ). In the 1950's, he was a bestselling author of military adventure stories, published mainly, at that stage, by Heinemann. He used to write under several pseudonyms : Simon Rattray, Howard North, Roger Fitzalan, Mansell Black, Trevor Burgess, Warwick Scott, Caesar Smith, Lesley Stone and Adam Hall


His spy writing started in the early 1960's and he was often described in the blurb to his paperbacks as " Adam Hall, the mystery author of international bestsellerdom ", in classic 1960's fashion. Elleston Trevor moved to continental Europe where he stayed for 15 years ( in both Spain and France ). Proficient in karate, he also enjoyed flying kites and racing miniature cars. 


In 1973, he moved to the United States, where he lived in Phoenix ( Arizona ) and where he died of cancer. Elleston Trevor truely was a prolific author, and has published the following titles : Over the Wall ( as Trevor Dudley Smith, 1943 ), The Immortal Error ( as Elleston Trevor, 1946 ), The Killing Ground ( as Elleston Trevor, 1956 ), The Volcanoes of San Domingo ( as Adam Hall, 1963 ), The 9th Directive ( Quiller series as Adam Hall, 1966 ), Expressway ( as Howard North, 1973 ), Riviera Story ( as Lesley Stone, 1987 ), Flycatcher ( as Elleston Trevor, 1994 ). 


( source : Wikipedia, www.quiller.net )

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