John Buchan at his best. Adam Melfort is an army officer. He loses his place in society and the regiment when he is imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. For his freedom, Adam embarks on daring missions in the service of his country. Behind German lines of First World War, a race against time and evil, self sacrifice, love for nature, source of inner strength, and still fear of its force... a great adventure and espionage classic.