It is 1941 and bombs have turned London into the front line of a world war. In the shadows of the Blitz, Hitler's agents are running a blackmail operation to obtain documents that could bring the nation to instant defeat. Arthur Rowe, a man once convicted of a notorious mercy killing, stumbles onto a German spy operation in Bloomsbury and must be silenced. But even with his memory taken from him, he is still a very dangerous witness.
A taut thriller and a haunting exploration of pity, love, and guilt, The Ministry of Fear by Graham Greene is universally acknowledged as one of the greatest of all spy novels.
With an introduction by the biographer and editor Professor Richard Greene.
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Graham Greene, one of the greatest and most popular English writers of the 20th century, is famous for his bestselling novels including Brighton Rock, The Third Man, Our Man in Havana and The Quiet American, many of which have been filmed. His writings often deal with moral issues, and many have exotic settings. Greene gathered materials for these settings during his travels all over the world. A prolific writer, he wrote novels, short stories, biographies, plays and travel books as well as film criticism.