Riddle of the Sands A Record of Secret Service

ISBN-10: 0143106325
ISBN-13: 9780143106326
Edition: 2011 (Revised)
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Description: "A triller 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 Sandstakes readers back to the early days of the twentieth century,  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/25/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

"A triller 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 Sandstakes 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.

Introduction
A Note on the Text
Acknowledgments
Maps and Charts
General Map [Map A]
Chart to Illustrate the Stranding of the 'Dulcibella', etc. [Chart A]
Map of East Friesland [Map B]
Chart of Juist, Memmert, and Part of Norderney [Chart B]
Preface to the Original 1903 Edition
Preface to the 1912 Edition
The Riddle of the Sands
The Letter
The 'Dulcibella'
Davies
Retrospect
Wanted, a North Wind
Schlei Fiord
The Missing Page
The Theory
I Sign Articles
His Chance
The Pathfinders
My Initiation
The Meaning of our Work
The First Night in the Islands
Bensersiel
Commander von Br�ning
Clearing the Air
Imperial Escort
The Rubicon
The Little Drab Book
Blindfold to Memmert
The Quartette
A Change of Tactics
Finesse
I Double Back
The Seven Siels
The Luck of the Stowaway
We Achieve our Double Aim
Epilogue
Postscript (March 1903)

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