John Buchan virtually invented the modern spy thriller. In these two books of adventure, escape and triumph, Buchan explores the thin veneer that separates civilization from the barbarian.
THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS and GREENMANTLE are the first two of The Four Adventures of Richard Hannay. Hannay, an ordinary man, drawn into a mystery he doesn't understand, finds no one to help. Clearly he'll have to go it alone.