The Captain and the Enemy (Vintage Classics)

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A young boy, Victor, is collected from school by a stranger in a bowler hat - the stranger says he has won Victor in a game of backgammon with Victor's father. The stranger, known as the Captain, takes Victor to live with the sweet but withdrawn Lisa, where he serves as her conduit to the outside world. From mysterious beginnings, Graham Greene's final novel becomes a twisting thriller of smuggling, jewel theft and international espionage which culminates in a dramatic showdown in Panama.

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"One of the two or three novelists who really count" (V.S. Pritchett)

"A slim and curious tale" ( The Times)

"At once Dickensian and new, an exploration of the soul of a young boy and a portrait of sad loving by memorable adults" ( Chicago Tribune)

"In this short, skillful book we enter those disparate worlds Greene has made his own - the England of Brighton Rock and the exotic Central American territories in which his restless talent has so often roamed" ( New York Times)

"A rattling good yarn. Under the spur of Greene's sharp, light touch, its narrative gallops along. Opening with a chase across a playground, rapidly followed by an abduction, it nimbly twists and turns through a maze of imposture, jewel robbery and fleeings from the law before leaping overseas for a final burst of international espionage, weapon-smuggling, freedom fighting and political murder" ( Sunday Times)

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Greene's last novel - genre-defying, rich and marvellous

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