What begins as a straightforward holiday weekend for Sir Edward Leithen in the Cotswolds soon turns into something altogether different when one of Lady Flambard's other guests, the enigmatic Professor Moe, enlists the help of Leithen and his companions in a bizarre experiment to glimpse the future. For those who take part, the consequences are dramatic and Leithen's formidable powers of reasoning are brought to the fore.
THE 39 STEPS
The classic thriller featuring Richard Hannay who goes on the run after a murder is committed in his flat. Once in his native Scotland he manages to keep one step ahead of his pursuers.
Richard Hannay, hero of The Thirty-Nine Steps (5967), undertakes a dangerous assignment in Constantinople, where rumors suggest that Germany and it's Turkish allies are exploiting religious tensions to turn the wartime tide in their favour.
In 1745 the Jacobite rising is in full swing. As the Highland army marches into England, Alastair Maclean, close confidant of Charles Edward Stuart sets out on a mission to raise support in the West of England. Convinced that he is on the track of a traitor, Maclean is pursued by Hanoverian agents.
Recalled from active service on the Western Front, Richard Hannay is sent undercover on a crucial secret mission to find a dangerous German agent at large in Britain. Hannay travels from London to Glasgow to the Scottish Highlands and Islands in his search, which eventually ends in a spectacular climax above the battlefields of Europe.