In a small continental country civil war is raging. Once a lecturer in
medieval French, now a confidential agent, D is a scarred stranger in a
seemingly casual England, sent on a mission to buy coal at any price.
Initially, this seems to be a matter of straightforward negotiation, but
soon, implicated in murder, accused of possessing false documents and
theft, held responsible for the death of a young woman, D becomes a hunted
man, tormented by allegiances, doubts and the love of others.

Graham Greene—The Confidential Agent

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