The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service

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A simple invitation to join his friend Davies on a yachting expedition in the Baltic is the beginning of an extraordinary and dangerous adventure for the bored and worldly but clever Carruthers. As the two of them navigate the waters and treacherous, shifting sands of the Frisian Islands on board the Dulcibella, it is soon clear to Carruthers that Davies has more on his mind than a little duck shooting. As they encounter danger at every turn, Carruthers warms to his courageous and brave-hearted friend and through him begins to discover new strengths within himself and a sense of moral purpose. Sounding a warning of the dangers of a German invasion of Britain across the North Sea, Childers's gripping tale of espionage received immediate critical acclaim when it was published in 1903 and today retains its preeminent place in the genre.

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" This is a book of great renown. . . . Its beautifully sustained atmosphere . . . adds poetry, and . . . real mystery." -- Ian Fleming

This is a book of great renown. . . . Its beautifully sustained atmosphere . . . adds poetry, and . . . real mystery. Ian Fleming"

"This is a book of great renown. . . . Its beautifully sustained atmosphere . . . adds poetry, and . . . real mystery." --Ian Fleming

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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 Black Tulip (available from Random House Trade Paperbacks) and co-author of The Main Enemy (published in 2003 by Random House).

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