November 1915. Richard Hannay is tasked to undertake a top secret mission to investigate a plot to create a holy war throughout the Muslim world and draw troops and resources from the Western Front. Hanny must journey through war-torn Europe with only his three loyal friends, Peter Pienaar, John S Blenkiron and Sandy Arbuthnot, to help him as he unravels coded messages, escapes murderous mobs and tracks down the mysterious prophet who holds the key to everything - the man known as Greenmantle. Greenmantle is a gripping reflection on the power of political Islam (to the extent that it was pulled from Radio 4s schedule at the time of the 7 July bombings and demonstrates Buchans exemplary storytelling ability and political insight.

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