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The Sir Edward Leithen series is cut from the same cloth as John Buchan's other great series, the John Hanay books. The heroes are similar, the pace breathtaking, and their adventures cross all country lines. This volume contains all 5 books in the series.
THE POWER HOUSE - The Power-House of the title is an international anarchist organization led by a rich Englishman named Andrew Lumley. Its plan to destroy Western civilisation is thwarted by Leithen with the assistance of a burly Labour MP.
JOHN MACNAB - Three successful but bored friends decide to turn to poaching. They are Sir Edward Leithen, lawyer, Tory Member of Parliament (MP), and ex-Attorney General; John Palliser-Yeates, banker and sportsman; and Charles, Earl of Lamancha, former adventurer and present Tory Cabinet Minister. Under the collective name of 'John Macnab', they set up in the Highland home of Sir Archie Roylance, and issue a challenge to three of Roylance’s neighbours: 'John Macnab' will poach a salmon or a stag from their land and return it to them undetected. The three get far more than they bargained for...
THE DANCING FLOOR - Edward Leithen is now an eminent lawyer who is introduced to the young and handsome Vernon Milburne. By chance, Milburne divulges that since childhood he has had a recurring dream in which an impending and unknown threat approaches year by year. The year in which the threat is due to occur, the two find themselves on the Greek island of Plakos where they must save the beautiful Koré Arabin from the superstitious islanders.
THE GAP IN THE CURTAIN - At a country house, five guests gather and are chosen by a brilliant scientist to take part in a shocking experiment which will let them glimpse one year into the future. However, when the experiment takes place, two of the guests see their own obituaries in The Times one year after. Will they be able to change their destinies?
SICK HEART RIVER - Edward Leithen, old and dying, ventures into a hidden valley in the Canadian wilderness. Published posthumously. It is one of Buchan's most spiritual novels.
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