About this book
First published in 1903, this is widely regarded as the first modern spy novel, and influenced Buchan, Greene and Fleming. With a new introduction.
When Carruthers receives a letter from his friend Davies suggesting a Baltic sailing trip the vision of a manned yacht, A1 scenery and excellent duck shooting quickly works its charm. Much to Carruther's disgust, the reality couldn't be more different. Why should anyone want to kill Davies? What are the Germans trying to hide?