In "Greenmantle" (1916), Richard Hannay, hero of "The Thirty-Nine Steps", travels across war-torn Europe in search of a German plot and an Islamic Messiah.
He is joined by three more of Buchan's heroes: Peter Pienaar, the old Boer Scout; John S.
Blenkiron, the American determined to fight the Kaiser; and, Sandy Arbuthnot, Greenmantle himself, modelled on Lawrence of Arabia.
The intrepid four move in disguise through Germany to Constantinople and the Russian border to face their enemies: the grotesque Stumm and the evil beauty of Hilda von Einem.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, map
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 29/05/2008
- Category: First World War fiction
- ISBN: 9780141035840