A cryptic message launches Major Richard Hannay into another adventure of intrigue, espionage, and danger. Setting out across war-torn Europe, and travelling to the heart of the Middle East, Hannay and his friends Sandy Arbuthnot, Peter Pienaar, and John S. Blenkiron must penetrate enemy lines, quell a Middle Eastern uprising, and uncover a sinister plot beyond their wildest imaginings.
- 111 x 181mm
- 24 Jul 2013
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
John Buchan's first success as an author came with Prester John in 1910, followed by a series of adventure thrillers, or 'shockers' as he called them, all characterized by their authentically rendered backgrounds, romantic characters, their atmosphere of expectancy and world-wide conspiracies, and the author's own enthusiasm. There are three main heroes: Richard Hannay, whose adventures are collected in The Complete Richard Hannay; Dickson McCunn, the Glaswegian provision merchant with the soul of a romantic, who features in Huntingtower, Castle Gay and The House of the Four Winds; and Sir Edward Leithen, the lawyer who tells the story of John MacNab and Sick Heart River, John Buchan's final novel. In addition, John Buchan established a reputation as a historical biographer with such works as Montrose, Oliver Cromwell and Augustus.