John Buchan's hero Edward Leithen chances upon a worldwide plan for domination. With his own life (and those of his friends) depending on the outcome of his struggle, he engages in combat the anarchic brain behind "The Power-House".
The author, despite being very busy in Public Service, wrote over 50 books during his life, but his particular talent was for writing fast-moving adventure stories. The Power-House, a good example of this genre, was first published in 1916.
Public Domain (P)2006 Assembled Stories
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Novelist and screenwriter; formerly BBC reporter and interviewer. TV and Film scripts include Mists of Avalon, Legends of Earthsea,The Borrowers,Small Soldiers, War and Peace, Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Dunkirk.
The book shows John Buchan discovering, before The 39 Steps, how to create the modern thriller.
The evocation of Edwardian England.
"Audio quality very poor"
This may be a good book but the quaility of the audio is too bad to put up with.
I am going to ask for my money back.
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