In his classic espionage thriller The Thirty-Nine Steps, John Buchan introduced Richard Hannay, an appealing antihero with the intelligence and daring to thwart a conspiracy involving British secrets and German spies. Greenmantle, the second in Buchan's five-part series of spy novels, reintroduces the intrepid secret agent Hannay. Tasked by the Foreign Office with investigating a rumored uprising in the Muslim world, Hannay and his associates must prevent Germany and its Turkish partners from turning the tide of World War I by launching a jihad against the Allies.
Buchan's fast-paced tale of pursuits and escapes takes readers across war-torn Europe and behind enemy lines from Vienna to Constantinople and the Russian front. Written in lean, contemporary prose, this gripping novel offers an action-packed and remarkably topical tale of Middle Eastern politics and intrigue.
Dover Publications; March 2015
- ISBN 9780486803425
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- Title: Greenmantle
- Author: John Buchan
Imprint: Dover Publications
About The Author
Scottish-born John Buchan (1875–1940) was a lawyer, publishing executive, historian, army officer, and a Member of Parliament as well as the author of more than 100 books. In 1935 he was made the first Baron Tweedsmuir and appointed Governor-General of Canada.