In the autumn of 1938, Germany's reichsführer, Heinrich Himmler, is growing frustrated at the British using their regional power in India to block the passage of an SS expedition to Tibet. Determined to spite them, he plots to steal something the British hold dear and have failed for the seventh time that spring to achieve: a first summit of Mount Everest.
Seventy years later, seasoned mountain guide Neil Quinn's ninth visit to the top of the world's highest mountain, this time in charge of the 16-year-old son of a Long Island billionaire, begins to unravel. As a desperate fight for their lives begins in the freezing air high above Tibet, Quinn stumbles across a clue to a story that challenges everything he thinks he knows about the great mountain.
When the bitter aftermath of Quinn's disastrous climb turns to violent tragedy in Kathmandu, his discovery pushes him into a relentless journey that takes him from the dangerous heights of Everest to the equally treacherous margins of a new Europe, where history hungers to repeat itself.
Amid a rich and diverse cast of characters, all with their own reasons to possess the mystery of his discovery, Neil Quinn has to fight, increasingly desperately, for order and the truth.
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EVERYTHING! Beautifully written, gripping plot, great characters, brilliant narration.
Into Thin Air, for the mountain climbing experience. All the greats...Baldacci, Eisler, Lee Child, etc., for a great mystery read.
I am a passionate Audible ear-reader. I don't feel even my beloved narrators (Grover Gardner, Scott Brick, Dick Hill, Richard Ferrone, Len Cariou) could have performed this book as movingly as the author did himself.
IF ONLY!!! 17 hours is a bit much even for ME to do in one day. Tho I routinely listen to over 10 hours in a day. But I hated to turn off my Kindle.
I don't think anyone could go wrong buying this book. I can easily imagine listening to parts of it over and over (in fact, even during my first reading, I went back a few times, just to savor the writing since the first time thru I was sometimes holding by breath to see what would happen.
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