|January 1998 [The
||Early promise of a gritty tale gets lost in a fantasy
||Some respect for a little-acknowledged DiF.
||A "disastrous blunder"? I don't think so...
||Some questions about the purported reason for sending
Q after Schrenk.
||At last! Q's age! Or is it?
||Have we finally been given His Ferretship's correct age?
||Something going on between Quiller and his female renegade
||Croder's status and the Bureau hierarchy
||Who is this Croder, anyway?
||Security malfeasance and Shapiro
||Nagging questions about Shapiro and life before Schrenk.
||So what are they afraid of?
||Bureau employees must know the facts about Shapiro--so
why the white faces?
||Bracken in the dark
||It's one thing to keep things from the exec, but not
from the DiF.
||The big lie
||Q's moment of self-deception.
||Maybe there's a reason for not letting Bracken in on
||Did Quiller lie down?
||Perhaps letting Schrenk get to the gun was no accident.
||Talk about detailed intelligence!
||Sometimes the Bureau knows a lot, sometimes a little.
||Some remarks on the various kinds of memory Q practices
||Some unfortunate things about that which goeth before
||The fragmentary briefing
||The picture comes up in fits and starts, bits and pieces.
||Is blowing the cell such a much?
||Some fortunate things about that which goeth before a
||Some words about Schrenk's chief assistant.
||Okay, did Schrenk lie down?
||Was Quiller given a boon?
||Ignatov walks: Why?
||Remarks on Ignatov's rather puzzling degree of influence.
||Why the onset of <Scorpion> seems suspiciously rushed.
||At start and end, it's as if <Scorpion> takes place
in two different cities.
||Everything falling apart is put together
||Some comments on tying loose ends.
||An appreciation of a masterful portrait of the Russian
||Schrenk groupie and Kremlin secretary: An assessment.
||Some remarks on Schrenk's motivations.
||Grudges, big and small
||What is really motivating Schrenk's vendetta?
||Performance evaluation: Quiller versus Schrenk
||You might be surprised at who comes out on top.
||Speaking of bravado...
||Some criticism of Croder's machismo posing.
||Close to reality?
||Does the Bureau really match cover identities to interests