A Gun for Sale

Overview

Raven is an ugly man dedicated to ugly deeds. His cold-blooded killing of the Minister of War is an act of violence with chilling repercussions, not just for Raven himself but for the nation as a whole. The money he receives in payment for the murder is made up of stolen notes. When the first of these is traced, Raven becomes a man on the run. As he tracks down the agent who has been double-crossing him while he attempts to elude the police, Raven becomes both hunter and hunted: an unwitting weapon of a strange ...
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Overview

Raven is an ugly man dedicated to ugly deeds. His cold-blooded killing of the Minister of War is an act of violence with chilling repercussions, not just for Raven himself but for the nation as a whole. The money he receives in payment for the murder is made up of stolen notes. When the first of these is traced, Raven becomes a man on the run. As he tracks down the agent who has been double-crossing him while he attempts to elude the police, Raven becomes both hunter and hunted: an unwitting weapon of a strange kind of social justice.

Previously published as This Gun for Hire.

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“Graham Greene had wit and grace and character and story and a transcendent universal compassion that places him for all time in the ranks of world literature.” –John Le Carré
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780143039303
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/16/2005
  • Series: Penguin Classics Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 291,506
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 7.82 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Graham Greene

Graham Greene (1904–1991) worked as a journalist and critic, and was later employed by the foreign office. His many books include The Third Man, The Comedians and Travels with My Aunt. He is the subject of an acclaimed three-volume biography by Norman Sherry.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Henry Graham Greene (birth name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 2, 1904
    2. Place of Birth:
      Berkhamsted, England
    1. Date of Death:
      April 3, 1991
    2. Place of Death:
      Vevey, Switzerland

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Suggestions for Further Reading xviii
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