No Man's Land is a profoundly chilling tale of espionage, superstition, and betrayal, and bears all the hallmarks of Greene's most famous works. Arriving in the Harz Mountains, within striking distance of the Iron Curtain, 'civilian' Brown appears to be enjoying a small vacation. Yet one night he crosses into the Russian zone, claiming to be drawn to a site of Catholic pilgrimage. His cover is not quite convincing enough, however, and he finds himself arrested and interrogated. Refusing to confess the real reason behind his visit, he gains an unexpected ally, and the two of them embark upon a hazardous plan to complete his mission and return to the West. The result is a remarkable and psychologically charged exploration of fear and crossed frontiers.
Author and playwright Graham Greene (1904-91) was one of the leading figures of twentieth-century literature, best remembered for his works Brighton Rock, The Power and the Glory, and The Heart of the Matter. Prize-winning novelist and literary critic David Lodge has written over 20 works since the 60s, among them Small World and Nice Work. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.