From the author of The Thirty-Nine Steps, three bored, middle-aged men plot a challenging adventure in the Scottish Highlands in this classic novel.
In 1925, John Buchan published his second most famous novel, John MacNab: three high-flying, middle-aged men—a barrister, a cabinet minister, and a banker—are suffering from boredom. They concoct a risky plan to cure it. They inform three Scottish estates that they will poach two stags and a salmon from each, in a given time. They sign collectively as “John McNab” and await the responses . . .
This novel from one of Hitchcock’s favorite writers is a light interlude within the “Leithen Stories” series—an evocative look at the hunting, shooting and fishing lifestyle in Highland Scotland.