Superior suspense, plenty of action, plenty of sex. Was made into a major motion picture starring a young Clint Eastwood in the 70's.
Fantastic read as I learnt a lot about the Eiger!
Superior suspense on almost every pagethe hero is a masterpiece of conflicting qualitiessomething for everyone. Anatole Broyard, New York Times
Trevanian can write hoops around Ian Fleming. Boston Globe
Jonathan Hemlock lives in a renovated Gothic church on Long Island. He is an art professor, a mountain climber, and a mercenary, performing assassinations (i.e., sanctions) for money to augment his black-market art collection. Now Hemlock is being tricked into a hazardous assignment that involves an attempt to scale one of the most treacherous mountain peaks in the Swiss Alps, the Eiger.
In a breathtakingly suspenseful story that is part thriller and part satire, the author traces Hemlocks spine-tingling adventures, introducing a cast of intriguing charactersvillains, traitors, beautiful womeninto the highly charged atmosphere of danger. The accumulating threads of suspicion, accusation, and evidence gradually knit themselves into a bizarre and death-defying climax in this exciting, entertaining novel that will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the last absorbing page.
This book looks a little aged but has all pages and cover.
Great old Trevanian! Keeps you reading til the break of dawn!