The Leithen Stories: The Power-House: John Macnab: The Dancing Floor: Sick Heart River by John Buchan
Edward Leithen is the closest of Buchan's protagonists to the
author's own experience and imagination. A prosperous Scots lawyer and
MP in London, Leithen seeks adventure to relieve the tedium of
In The Power House he is forced by event and accident to see civilisation as a thin veneer over the human jungle; in John Macnab he makes his own adventure by playing the poacher; in Sick Heart River, seeking a lost friend he meets death and redemption in the wastes of Canada.
Each book contrasts with the others; each pulls us into Buchan's world and holds us there.