The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service
"The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service" (1903) is an early example of the espionage novel, with a strong underlying theme of militarism. It is regarded by many critics as one of the greatest spy novels ever written.
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Set before World War I, this enthralling novel pitches two amateur sailors, Davies and Carruthers, against the secret forces of mighty Germany. Powers of deduction and navigational skills prove ... Read full review
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One of the very first spy thrillers. Two English yachtsmen sailing around the Frisian Islands discover a German treasure salvage operation that might be a cover for something more nefarious. They make ... Read full review