Richard Hannay is thoroughly bored with London. Then a murder is commited in his flat. An obvious suspect for the police and an easy target for the killers, Hannay goes on the run in his native Scotland where he will need all his courage and ingenuity to stay one step ahead of his pursuers.
Richard Hannay travels across war-torn Europe in search of a German plot and an Islamic Messiah. He is joined by three more heroes: Peter Pienaar; John S Blenkiron; and, Sandy Arbuthnot. They move in disguise through Germany to Constantinople and the Russian border to face their enemies: the grotesque Stumm and the evil beauty of Hilda von Einem.
"Mr Standfast" is a spy novel featuring Richard Hannay, written by John Buchan and published in 1919 by Hodder & Stoughton. Richard Hannay is recalled from the Western Front by his good friend Bullivant in order to be assigned a new mission. As always, the whole action revolves around identifying a master German spy who operates in Britain along with his agents. In order to find him out, he must adopt a disguise he truly dislikes, the one of a pacifist. He then travels to the Cotswolds as Cornelius Brand, a South African war objector, in order to penetrate a group of war-hating intellectuals. He falls in love with a young woman called Mary who is also part of the group. John Buchan is the inventor of the modern British spy novel.