'A writer touched by genius' - "The New Criterion". 'Between Kipling and Fleming stands John Buchan ...the father of the modern spy thriller' - Christopher Hitchens. 'Eat your heart out, Jason Bourne' - "Evening Standard".
Recalled from active service on the Western Front, Richard Hannay is sent undercover on a crucial secret mission to find a dangerous German agent at large in Britain.
Disguised as a pacifist, Hannay travels from London to Glasgow to the Scottish Highlands and Islands in his search, which eventually ends in a spectacular climax above the battlefields of Europe.
John Buchan's inside knowledge of trench warfare and government intelligence lend a formidable realism to this superlative spy story.
This is a nail-biting classic from a master storyteller.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Birlinn General
- Publication Date: 29/06/2010
- Category: Anthologies (non-poetry)
- ISBN: 9781846971556
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