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May 10, 2005
| ISBN 9781400098026
May 10, 2005
| ISBN 9780307238443
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May 10, 2005 | ISBN 9781400098026
May 10, 2005 | ISBN 9780307238443
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 Hemlock’s spine-tingling adventures, introducing a cast of intriguing characters—villains, traitors, beautiful women—into 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.
Trevanian (1931–2005) was the bestselling author of numerous short stories and eight novels, including The Eiger Sanction, The Loo Sanction, Shibumi, and The Crazyladies of Pearl Street. His books have been translated into more than 14 languages and have sold millions of copies… More about Trevanian
“Superior suspense on almost every page…the hero is a masterpiece of conflicting qualities—something for everyone.” —Anatole Broyard, New York Times“Trevanian can write hoops around Ian Fleming.” —Boston Globe
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