One of the classic thrillers of the 20th century - 'Simply the best escape and pursuit story yet written' [THE TIMES] - with a brand new Introduction by Robert Macfarlane
Geoffrey Household (1900-1988)Geoffrey Household was a prolific novelist of political thrillers and suspense stories, most notably the classic Rogue Male, which, The Times recently declared, 'remains as exciting and probing as ever'. He was as widely travelled as the settings of his books suggest: after graduating from Magdalen College, Oxford, with a first in English literature he worked abroad for 25 years, and served in British Intelligence during World War II in Greece and the Middle East. He married twice and eventually settled in the English countryside with his wife and three children.
ROGUE MALE...has achieved deservedly classic status. It's an exciting story, told in a crisp, no-nonsense style reminiscent of John Buchan - MAIL ON SUNDAYHousehold...helped to develop the suspense story into an art form - NEW YORK TIMESROGUE MALE must forever remain a classic - John GardnerA rip-roaring adventure - FINANCIAL TIMESROGUE MALE remains as exciting and probing as ever, untouched by the topicality that made it so popular in 1939, and the reason lies as much in its incisive psychology and timeless crispness of language as in its sensational plot - THE TIMES[A] classic of adventure suspense - LOS ANGELES TIMESA great book about an assassin who's a big game hunter and goes to Europe on the eve of World War II...It has the best opening page I've ever read and is not nearly as well known as it should beHousehold's masterpiece: a bestseller that redefined its genre - GUARDIAN