Greenmantle by John Buchan

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Deployed to the Middle East during the First World War, British secret agent Richard Hannay must stop the Germans and Turks from creating an uprising in the Muslim World—an uprising that would prove devastating to Allied efforts to win the war. Forced to find his own way through enemy territory to rendezvous with his friend and comrade Sandy Arbuthnot, Richard’s survival depends on figuring out the enemy's plan and stopping it before it is too late.

Revisiting the memorable characters from The Thirty-Nine Steps, Greenmantle is one of two Richard Hannay novels set during the First World War. The Thirty-Nine Steps and its four sequels established John Buchan as an original thriller writer and pioneer of espionage fiction.

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About John Buchan

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Author of the iconic novel The Thirty-Nine Steps, John Buchan filled many roles including barrister, colonial administrator, publisher, Director of Intelligence, and Member of Parliament. The Thirty-Nine Steps, first in the Richard Hannay series, is widely regarded as the starting point for espionage fiction and was written to pass time while Buchan recovered from an illness. During the outbreak of the First World War, Buchan wrote propaganda for the British war effort, combining his skills as author and politician. In 1935 Buchan was appointed the 15th Governor General of Canada and established the Governor General’s Literacy Award. Buchan was enthusiastic about literacy and the evolution of Canadian culture. He died in 1940 and received a state funeral in Canada before his ashes were returned to the United Kingdom.
 
Published January 24, 2001 by Library of Alexandria. 293 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Romance, Political & Social Sciences, War, History, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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