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by Harry Farthing


by Harry Farthing

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"Magnificent! A compelling, fast-paced novel that reveals a rarely seen dark side of Everest. A must-read!"--James W. Huston, New York Times bestselling author of The Blood Flag

The view from 8,848 meters isn't always clear.

Even after eight successful summits, Mount Everest guide Neil Quinn can't handle anything the mountain throws his way. Disaster strikes steps from the top, leaving him with a very old swastika-embellished ice axe that should never have been so high on the mountain--not if Everest's meticulously documented history is accurate.

Danger doesn't stop at the descent.

When he heads back to Europe, blackballed and alone, he struggles to discover the truth about this lost relic. Quinn's investigations soon have neo-Nazis, assassins, and history buffs vying to take possession of the axe--proof of Nazi alpine superiority, and strong evidence that a German climber was the first to summit Mount Everest.

Beautifully written and meticulously researched, Summit follows two climbers across two continents as their stories intertwine across history, culminating in one final push for the top of the world.

"Gripping...Farthing vividly depicts the challenges of mountain climbing."--Publishers Weekly

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BN ID: 2940158103421
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.
Publication date: 06/04/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 642,204
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Harry Farthing is an English writer who lives in Charleston, South Carolina. As a mountaineer, he has climbed Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn in the Alps, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Denali in Alaska, and Shishapangma and Mount Everest in the Himalayas. As a writer, he is interested in archaeology and world history, particularly the twentieth century, and inspired by the writings of Bruce Chatwin, Ted Simon, Laurie Lee, Antony Beevor, and James Ellroy, as well as the cinematic works of Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino, among others. He is compared to Dan Brown and Ted Bell for his mix of history and thrilling plotlines. His debut novel, Summit, marries his knowledge of world travel, adventure sports, mountaineering and modern history to create an exciting action story that is both compelling and thought provoking. A sequel about Africa and the continent's highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, is already in the pipeline.

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