The Riddle of the Sands

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Seafarer, Jan 1, 1998 - Fiction - 272 pages
For over ninety-five years, The Riddle of the Sands has held a special place in the affections of sailing enthusiasts and thriller fans alike. Set before World War I, this enthralling novel pitches two amateur sailors against the secret forces of mighty Germany. Powers of deduction and navigational skills prove equally important in uncovering a plot that threatens personal as well as national security. The enduring appeal of this book lies not only in its spellbinding and tangled drama, which matches any modern thriller in ingenuity and tension, but also in the hauntingly atmospheric backdrop provided by the fogbound seas and treacherous sands along the German North Sea coast.

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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

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Childers retired in 1989 as Senior Adviser to the UN Direcotr-General for Development and International Economic Cooperation after 22 years as a UN civil servant.

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