At the height of the Cold War, Sergeant Peter Ackerman and his wife, Trudi, are sent to Berlin to rescue a fellow Western agent. Eventually, they all find themselves in hot water and must make a perilous escape across East Germany and Czechoslovakia-with only Peter's scientific mind, Trudi's faith in God, and a surprising defecting Soviet pilot to guide them.
To Climb Cold War Mountains is a novel of history, adventure, and the complexity of the aftermath of World War II. Gary R Hall arrived in West Germany in 1956 at the age of eighteen, beginning a soldier's career that would include over twelve years in Germany. Based on his experiences on both sides of the Iron Curtain, he has written a page-turning "what might have been" story based in steely fact.