Read Red; 0.79 x 9.37 x 6.38 Inches; 352 pages
Richard Hannay, the quintessentially British hero of 'The 39 Steps' reappears as a fully-fledged spy in 'Greenmantle', John Buchan's lesser-known but no less exciting WWI novel of espionage in the Muslim Middle East. The plot races on in true 'Ripping Yarns' fashion, with good men and true ranged against traitors and quislings, meeting beautiful mysterious females, donning disguises, risking all for King and Country and escaping death by the skin of their teeth. Buchan's tale is eerily reminiscent of today's Mid-East troubles, with rumours of conspiracy, bush wars, terrorist networks, and a plot to use Jihad to bring down the Western Powers. Richard Hannay might be nearly 100 years old, but he remains a hero for all seasons.