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The Riddle of the Sands

A Record of Secret Service

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Erskine Childers - Author

Erskine Childers - Introduction by

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ISBN 9781101498330 | 336 pages | 25 Jan 2011 | Penguin Classics | 18 - AND UP
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"A thriller anticipating Frederick Forsyth and Len Deighton...never loses its pace." -Independent on Sunday (U.K.)

Loosely based on the author's own experiences, The Riddle of the Sands takes readers back to the early days of the twentieth century, when Britain shared a tense rivalry with the Kaiser's Germany. Tempted by the idea of duck shooting, Carruthers is lured by his friend Davies into a yachting expedition in the Baltic, only to discover that the itinerary involves more than killing fowl. Soon they're on a wild journey of intrigue, meeting danger at every turn, and ultimately unraveling Germany's secret plans to invade England. Tautly written and full of unexpected twists, this is a timeless work of espionage fiction.