The Man who was Thursday
Set in a surrealistic London of shadowy, labyrinthine streets, at the beginning of the 20th century: There are seven members of the Central Anarchist Council who for conspiracy reasons call themselves by the name of the days of the week. Gabriel Syme, a poet turned undercover detective, has to find the leader Sunday, and prevent him from murdering hundreds of people.
The unexpected denouement occurs as Syme discovers who Sunday really is... „The Man Who Was Thursday“ presages the dark clouds gathering over Europe before World War 1. An Air of impending dreads pervades the novel, the term „anarchist“, after all, stirred the fear 100 years ago that „terrorist“ does today.