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- ISBN: 9780143106326 | 0143106325
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 1/25/2011
"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.