The Riddle of the Sands, a work of espionage and military strategy, centers on Davies and Carruthers, a minor official in the Foreign Office, and their suspicion of a German plot to invade England. Navigating a tiny sail boat up a sandbank-ridden waterway, Davies and Carruthers explore the shallow tide beaches and stumble upon a mysterious site rumored to be the place of hidden treasure. Refusing to heed the warnings of a German navy patrol boat, Davies and Carruthers continue on, but the plot thickens as Davies falls in love with the daughter of the supposed mastermind behind the invasion plot.
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“This is a book of great renown. . . . Its beautifully sustained atmosphere . . . adds poetry, and . . . real mystery.” —Ian Fleming
About Erskine Childers
Milt Bearden was chief of the CIA’s Soviet/East European division at the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union. He received the Donovan Award and the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the CIA’s highest honor, and is the author of The… More about Erskine Childers
Published by Penguin Classics Jan 25, 2011| 408 Pages| ISBN 9781101499481