In this, his final adventure, Buchan's hero Richard Hannay becomes embroiled in one of the most hazardous escapades of his life. Two men are honour bound to help the tormented Valdemar Haraldsen, and a third decides to mastermind the whole affair out of a sheer love of adventure and a dislike of villains. A long-forgotten promise made by Richard Hannay finds him honor-bound to resolve a violent vendetta in which the lives of a young father and his daughter are in danger from unscrupulous and desperate men. Hannay sets out on a high-octane chase from the rural tranquility of his English manor to the Scottish Borders and, ultimately, to Scandinavia. On the remote Island of Sheep, a final confrontation takes place and everything is decided-once and for all. This, the last of the Hannay adventures-and the last of Buchan's novels to be published during his lifetime-is a rare gem of high drama interwoven with Buchan's personal beliefs about the problems of a post-war world.
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About the Author
John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (26 August 1875– 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist and politician, who was Governor General of Canada from 1935 to 1940.