The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service A Penguin Enriched eBook Classic

The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service A Penguin Enriched eBook Classic

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by Erskine Childers
     
 

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The Riddle of the Sands, a work of espionage and military strategy, centers on Davies and Carruthers, a minor official in the Foreign Office, and their suspicion of a German plot to invade England. Navigating a tiny sail boat up a sandbank-ridden waterway, Davies and Carruthers explore the shallow tide beaches and stumble upon a mysterious site rumored to be the place

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The Riddle of the Sands, a work of espionage and military strategy, centers on Davies and Carruthers, a minor official in the Foreign Office, and their suspicion of a German plot to invade England. Navigating a tiny sail boat up a sandbank-ridden waterway, Davies and Carruthers explore the shallow tide beaches and stumble upon a mysterious site rumored to be the place of hidden treasure. Refusing to heed the warnings of a German navy patrol boat, Davies and Carruthers continue on, but the plot thickens as Davies falls in love with the daughter of the supposed mastermind behind the invasion plot.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101499481
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/25/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
1,080,332
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Milt Bearden was chief of the CIA’s Soviet/East European division at the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union. He received the Donovan Award and the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the CIA’s highest honor, and is the author of The Black Tulip (available from Random House Trade Paperbacks) and co-author of The Main Enemy (published in 2003 by Random House).

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The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service (Penguin Classics Series) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Riddle is a classic among sailboat enthusiasts. The espionage is a little naive, but then, the genre has evolved. If you are not a sailing enthusiast, the parts concerning navigation could be tedious. It has been among my favorites for years, and I am glad to see it in e-book format. Far better than the movie.
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Okay, so I've done a crap ton amount of moving in the past year and a half. If that's not time consuming enough for you, there was also packing and unpacking boxes of my house contents 7 times (yes I have lived in 7 different places since April 17, 2012. 8 if you count in a hotel for a month). I'm not going to go into detail why, because when I start rambling I can't stop. And now into the good part. BOTH KATE AND THE CLANS AND SILENT'S STORY WILL BE RE-WRITTEN AT NEW LOACATIONS. Why? Because I want to start fresh, and because in the time I've been gone I've kept writing and gotten better, and finally, because the current versions suck. How did I ever think that was good enough to show you awesome-sauce people? *Face-palm* so in the place of the old stories will be spam messages, probably somehing like "Peace was here" or whatever. I'll let you all know when the re-done versions are out and where they are in the first result. Bye! ~Peace
Guest More than 1 year ago
The title of the Riddle of the Sands is exotic but beyond that - this is an unbelievably boring tale of two friends who come together at some godforsaken islands to reveal a British traitor. That¿s the gist of the novel. But what follows is a convoluted storyline full of slang, garbled nautical lingo rendered in half completed sentences that have no head or tail. Understanding such a text will require a supercomputer not to speak of a mere mortal. The writer seems to have written this book in some opium-induced hallucinatory trance. This is a heck of a one-way trip to self-congratulatory egotism, if I ever saw
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