"For the first time, Quiller, the seasoned shadow executive of the anonymous Bureau in London, takes on a mission kept secret even from the head of the Bureau himself. Its code name is Salamander, its theater of operations Cambodia, its target Pol Pot, the architect of the infamous Killing Fields." "Even as he arrives in the steaming heat of Phnom Penh, Quiller knows that he can trust neither Flockhart, his control in London, nor Pringle, his director in the field. His only ally is Gabrielle Bouchard, a young Eurasian photojournalist, who is waging her private vendetta against the murderous guerrillas of the Khmer Rouge." "Endangered at every turn by Flockhart's reticence and the treacherous jungle, Quiller undertakes a suicide mission in the hope of saving Phnom Penh from an eleventh-hour attack by the Khmer Rouge intended to reinstate its bloody rule in Cambodia."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
In this 18th adventure in Adam Hall's epic series, Quiller is sent to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where chaos abounds as the deadline for the United Nations-supervised elections approaches. There is fear that Pol Pot, creator of the infamous "killing fields," will fight to return the murderous Communist party, known as the Khmer Rouge, to power. Quiller's only ally is Gabrielle Bouchard, a photojournalist who is waging her own personal war against the Khmer Rouge. Though Pol Pot is deathly ill, Quiller learns that he has carefully chosen a successor who plans to direct the next Cambodian bloodbath. Quiller's mission, code-named "Salamander," leads him deep into the perilous jungles of Phnom Penh, where he must protect not only his own life but also the future of Cambodia.