For the Guardian, Webb named his top ten pulse-racing adventure books, including:
Rogue Male by Geoffrey HouseholdRead about another book on the list.
This classic thriller written in 1939 is steeped in tension and suspense. An unnamed Englishman goes on the run after his plans to assassinate the dictator of a European dictator are foiled. In desperation, the Rogue Male must dig deep to find the resolve and resources to outwit his hunters. The plot is sensational – exciting, inventive and utterly convincing. The hero's never-give-in attitude helped inspire the action in Six Days as Cass goes head-to-head with her nemesis.
Rogue Male is on Teju Cole's top ten list of novels of solitude and John Mullan's list of ten of the best chases in literature.