|May, 1998 [Quiller
||Horrifying security lapses in the opening of <KGB>.
||Some question about Quiller's recollection of his last
||At last--a proactive approach to Bureau duplicity.
||Perhaps Hall is using a cryptographic term incorrectly.
||A look inside a suspiciously talkative Signals Room.
||What, exactly, is the policy toward Bureau execs signing
their lives away?
||What up with Bill Collins and Dave Bowie?
||All in all, a trifle sick of the Wall
||Okay, it's a symbol of oppression--I got it, I got it!
||Why is the meat of <KGB> mostly in the first chapters?
||Celebration of the blue-collar Quiller.
||Praise for the great scene between Q and Yasolev, at
the picnic in the woods.
||Q offers some puzzling advice on how to kick back.
||How Hall uses reflection to ratchet up suspense.
||Theme and variation
||When we just know that Hall's going to do one thing,
he goes and does something else
||Some praise for the sniping scene in <KGB>.
||Concern for the trend toward casual killing in the latter
||Comparison of <KGB> with earlier Q-orpus offerings,
asking, "How much does the end leave you hanging?"
||Examination of some different "admin. types" from the
fourth floor--Chandler and Elliott
||A critique of the midflight radio call to Quiller at
the start of <KGB>.
||Some remarks on the puzzling use of hostages and the
||Hall scores with yet another fascinating portrait of
||A well-timed whack on the head for those who don't have
the decency to sell out their country and then be quiet about it.
||Some comments on the fact and fiction about good fortune
in the Q-orpus.
||Why does Q have to dance all over Europe getting ready
||Some kudos for a great action sequence.
||Is creasing fenders of vulnerable women's cars really
such a bad way to get access?
||<KGB>: Ten regrettable quotes
||The worst of the bad.
||How to handle the intractable ferret--ignore him.
||Some fancy footwork by the spry old-timer.
||Why the climax scene comes across as so inept.
||Two "reads" on Q's angst over torturing Dollinger.