For the Guardian, he named his top ten novels of solitude, including:
Rogue Male by Geoffrey HouseholdRead about the other books on the list.
This slim volume is the daddy of English spy novels. A big-game hunter decides, on a lark, to get the president of a central European country in his gun sights. He does, but he's caught, stripped, tortured, and left for dead, and he must slip out of the country unnoticed. We are with him all the hair-raising way. It is genre, certainly, but it is far better-written than most "literary" fictions.
Rogue Male is on John Mullan's list of ten of the best chases in literature.