By Graham Greene
Raven is an unsightly guy devoted to grotesque deeds. His cold-blooded killing of a ecu Minister of warfare is an act of violence with chilling repercussions, not only for Raven himself yet for the kingdom as a complete. the cash he gets in check for the homicide is made of stolen notes and while the 1st of those is traced, Raven turns into a guy at the run. As he tracks down the agent who has been double-crossing him and makes an attempt to elude the police, he turns into either hunter and hunted: an unwitting weapon of a wierd type of social justice. In doing so, he units the level for Greene’s subsequent novel, Brighton Rock. This Penguin Classics version positive factors an creation via Samuel Hynes.
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