by John John Buchan


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John Buchan

A classic espionage and adventure novel set during The Great War, featuring the reckless Richard Hannay. Tasked with unraveling a mysterious message, Hannay travels through Germany and the Middle East, searching for the elusive religious leader ''Greenmantle''. Sequel to The Thirty-Nine Steps and precursor to Mr. Standfast.

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ISBN-13: 9781727032956
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/06/2018
Pages: 554
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.12(d)

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Greenmantle 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Darkloom More than 1 year ago
I read the Collector's Library edition of this World War I spy thriller.  It was well written, although some of the terms were from era long gone, and needed to be looked up or guessed at.   The story actually has one bearing on today's world.  Taking place in Mesopotamia, before Russia left the war in order to suffer its own revolution, one can see the beginnings of problems in the Middle East.  While recuperating from being wounded on the western front, Richard Hallay is sent on a mission to discover a plot involving someone called Greenmantle.  With three friends by his side, his goal is Constantinople.  To get there, he must travel through Germany.  He employs several disguises, most of which fail in the end. In their efforts to accomplish their mission, they end up at the front on the wrong side and must find a way to locate their friends on the other wised as they have found invaluable information.  Originally, this was a quick and pleasant read, intended originally as a form of propaganda during war.  Readers may know his other work, The Thirty-Nine Steps, even better, since that book was made into a movie by Alfred Hitchcock.