45 The 39 steps By: John Buchan 1997 Type: F
45% : Not a bad read perhaps. Better than Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes with their contrived plots and too many coincidences.
Review : - Good characters and plausible situations, but maybe the ending was a bit rushed. When Germans are in the house awaiting the yacht and he's not 100% positive he's got the right house so he barges in to confront them. They could have shot him and switched to a backup plan. His team could see the yatcht so better wait and observe

Actually the phrase 39 steps is a direct lift from Sherlock Holmes when he's explaining "You see Watson your merely saw there are steps, whereas I observed them. That's how I know there are 17"

meaning : The single underdog can win against the big conspiracy

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