Darkness at Noon is a novel by Arthur Koestler. This novel is a political novel that tells the story of Russian political prisoner, Rubashov, who is arrested for a myriad of reasons, not the least of which is a reported plot to kill the political leader. At first Rubashov refuses to confess to these charges. However, after several months in prison and after watching a friend of his executed, Rubashov decides to confess. However, things do not go as he had thought they would and he ends up signing the confessions. At trial, Rubashov is convicted. Darkness at Noon is a well written novel that weaves in the author’s political themes with a compelling narration.