Richard Hannay is living in London, England. He yearns for a more interesting life.
Resolved to leave England for the Cape, Hannay's outlook changes as a mysterious visitor drops by.
Scudder has confided in Hannay, but he is not out of danger. Officially dead, he must now lie low.
The murder of the American spy suggests he wasn't talking hot air. But everything points to Hannay as the killer.
Wanted by the police for murder, and by the real killers for knowing too much, Hannay must flee London.
With a considerable distance between himself and his pursuers, Hannay makes his next move.
Having decoded Scudder's book, Hannay now has all the facts - if only he can remain hidden until the second week of June.
Sir Harry's pickle turns out to Hannay's advantage as he makes friends in high places.
Hannay must lie low. But the Scottish police are pursuing him, with an advantage on their home turf.
As a bespectacled roadman, Hannay comes face to face with his enemies in a grueling battle of wits.
Things are looking desperate for Hannay, as his pursuers gain the upper hand. Running is the only option.
In the jaws of the enemy, Hannay's fate appears sealed. The clock is ticking against Hannay and Great Britain.
Damaged and intoxicated, Hannay escapes the clutches of the Black Stone, but they know he is nearby.
Turnbull's nursing brings Hannay back to fighting fitness. But time is running out as June 15 draws near.
Sir Walter Bullivant takes Hannay at his word, but fears Scudder's findings may have been a little off track.
The Foreign Office's meeting with Royer is brought forward in a bid to derail the Black Stone's plot.
All seems lost. But could Scudder's pocket book hold the secret to the Black Stone's whereabouts?
Hannay is confident he has the right place, but doubts begin to surface when he sees the target.
Could Hannay have got it all wrong? The final stand will reveal all.
You now know the secrets of the deadly Black Stone and The Thirty-Nine Steps!