A classic John Buchan story of espionage during World War I. It contains several familiar Buchan elements: a motley cast of characters, Great War intrigue, the use of disguises and linguistic talents, the concept of gaining inner strength from a beloved spot in nature, man against the forces of nature in less benign settings, a race against time and evil, and sacrifice for a greater good. This is the epic story of one man’s courage. Adam Melfort released from jail just before the outbreak of World War I and becomes involved in intelligence work behind enemy lines. After the war he carries on seeking adventure and tries to prevent the assassination of the German Chancellor. „A Prince of the Captivity” is not a story about external events, but about what happens in Adam’s mind and soul as he tries to rebuild his life in a new pattern. However, the external events that forge Melfort’s soul are drawn from the toolbox of a skillful writer of thrillers.