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On the Edge
     

On the Edge

4.5 2
by Lynn Erickson
 
When one of her patients dies in a mountain climbing accident, Aspen psychologist Meredith Greene blames Erik Amundsson, the charismatic leader of the doomed expedition. But as she slowly uncovers his secrets, she realizes that she is risking her life-and her heart.

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When one of her patients dies in a mountain climbing accident, Aspen psychologist Meredith Greene blames Erik Amundsson, the charismatic leader of the doomed expedition. But as she slowly uncovers his secrets, she realizes that she is risking her life-and her heart.

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Set against the rugged beauty of Aspen, Colo., Erickson's latest (after Searching For Sarah) finds staid psychologist Meredith Greene guilt-ridden over the mountain-climbing death of a woman she had recently treated for acrophobia. Furious with her patient's unrepentant boyfriend, world-renowned mountaineer Erik Amundsson, whom she holds partly responsible for the tragedy, Meredith eagerly anticipates a confrontation with the arrogant Norwegian. But when the opportunity arises, she finds Erik sexually irresistible and frustratingly tight-lipped about himself and the accident. Despite Meredith's earlier anger, she becomes involved with and emotionally dependent upon Erik. It isn't until Erik leads an expedition on Mt. McKinley that results in his disappearance and the death of a fellow climber, an Arabian prince who may have had ties to terrorists, that Meredith realizes she never really knew him. She finds comfort in State Department investigator John McCord, who has been called in to protect her from reporters and foreign investigators, but in the end, the biggest threat to Meredith is herself. This is a story about a woman trying to find herself. Unfortunately, Meredith is little more than a cipher who gets swept up in events beyond her control. (July 2) Forecast: The many passages chronicling Erik's perilous climb up Mt. McKinley may hold a few thrills for fans of high-risk adventure stories, but the book's muted, pastel cover is more likely to attract romance readers. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425185414
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
07/02/2002
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
4.28(w) x 6.76(h) x 0.94(d)

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On the Edge 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Deep down this book is an insight into human psychology and the way mind works. It impressively focuses on the obsessions of the mind and soul. Meredith Greene is a psychologist who holds herself responsible for the death of one of her patients. Inspite of being in her profession she is unable to analyze her own thoughts or implement her own will, when she gets caught in a stormy affair with an introvert. She is still trying to figure out her relationship with the man whom she believs, she loves. At the same time, (amidst thrilling suspense), she finds herself a victim of bad fate, a shattering relationship, attraction to another man who is sent to protect her and the danger of being murdered. I found the susupense and the plot very impressive but somehow the lead female seems to be a weak, naive woman who cannot stand for herself. It is surprising she is so easily taken in inspite of her profession.
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿Because it¿s there.¿ Sir Edmund Hillary replied when asked why he risked his life to climb Mount Everest. And that just about says it all. Living in Aspen, knowing so many climbers, knowing so many who have risked the ultimate and died, has made us fascinated with the men and women who insist on entering the ¿danger zone.¿ Who can forget the radio telephone call heard round the world at 28,700 feet from dying New Zealander, Rob Hall, to his wife on the 1996 Mt. Everest climb? Several Aspen friends of ours were also on that tragic climb that resulted in nine deaths. Horrified and fascinated, shaken, we needed to explore the deepest motivations of men and women who risk life and limb on climbs halfway across the globe and every day right here in our hometown. The novel is a breakneck-paced suspense; it is also an inside look into obsession, the obsession of love and the obsession to live On the Edge.