The Three Hostages

John Buchan

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The Three Hostages is a thriller novel by Scottish author John Buchan, first published in 1924. It is the fourth book in the series featuring Richard Hannay. England is at peace after the end of World War I, and our hero Hannay is enjoying the country life at Fosse Manor with his wife Mary Lamington. However, his peace is shattered when a dangerous criminal gang that aims to control people's disturbed and disordered minds, kidnaps three people: Adela Victor, daughter of a wealthy American banker; Lord Mercot, an undergraduate; and Davie Warcliffe, a schoolboy. After Hannay realises the mastermind behind the kidnappings is Dominick Medina, he joins forces with his old friend Sandy Arbuthnot to face this most difficult enemy whose speciality is hypnotism.

№ 4 in the Richard Hannay series.

This book has 114,344 words, 175 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1924.

Production notes: This ebook of The Three Hostages was published by Global Grey in 2018, and updated on the 12th April 2023. The artwork used for the cover is 'Dancing' by Władysław Roguski.

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