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The 31 Kings
A Richard Hannay Thriller
By (author): Robert J. Harris
9781681778549 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Thrillers / General Sep 04, 2018
$34.95 CAD
Forthcoming 256 pages WW Norton Pegasus Books
June, 1940. Richard Hannay has returned.

As German troops pour across France, the veteran soldier and adventurer Richard Hannay is called back into duty. In Paris, an individual code named “Roland” has disappeared and is assumed to be in the hands of Nazi agents. Only Roland knows the secret of The 31 Kings, a secret upon which the future of Europe depends. Hannay is dispatched to Paris to find Roland before the Germans overrun the city. 

On a hazardous journey across the battlefields of France, Hannay is joined by old friends and new allies as he confronts a ruthless foe who will stop at nothing to destroy him.

Robert J. Harris has written numerous books with HarperCollins, including Leonardo and the Death Machine, Will Shakespeare and the Pirate’s Fire, and, most recently, The Gravedigger’s Club, first in a new series of mysteries starring a young Arthur Conan Doyle. Robert is also the designer of the bestselling fantasy board game Talisman. He lives in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Fans of John Buchan will be wooed by this new adventure. Harris’s new World War II story picks up the threads of Buchan’s last novel, Sick Heart River, and cleverly weaves them into this thrilling tale. — The Sunday Post (Scotland)

A loving tribute to Buchan and thoroughly good fun. — Allan Massie

This fast-moving tale will delight Buchan fans. Gripping and fun; it will encourage devotees to return to Buchan and newcomers to seek him out. — Country Life Magazine

The plot whips along, embellished by dogfights, perilous car journeys, personal vendettas, and plenty of derring-do—plus a whiff of enjoyable parody to lend an edge. I was beguiled. — The Daily Mail (London)

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