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“A page-turner from beginning to end,
a beach read with a brain.”—William Massa,
author of Silicon Man, on Orbs
More than two centuries after World War III poisoned the planet,
the final bastion of humanity lives on massive airships circling
the globe in search of a habitable area to call home. Aging and
outdated, most of the ships plummeted back to earth long ago. The
only thing keeping the two surviving lifeboats in the sky are Hell
Divers—men and women who risk their lives by skydiving to the
surface to scavenge for parts the ships desperately need.
When one of the remaining airships is damaged in an electrical
storm, a Hell Diver team is deployed to a hostile zone called Hades.
But there’s something down there far worse than the mutated
creatures discovered on dives in the past—something that
threatens the fragile future of humanity.
“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
“Gripping….Farthing vividly depicts the challenges
of mountain-climbing”—Publishers Weekly
Two men, seventy years apart, push for the top of Mount Everest,
driven by forces beyond their control and something inside that
After eight successful summits, guide Neil Quinn is confident he
can handle anything Mount Everest throws his way. But disaster
strikes steps from the top, leaving him with a lot of questions
and a very old swastika-embellished ice ax that should never
have been so high on the mountain—not if Everest’s meticulously
documented history is accurate. He soon uncovers the story of
Josef Becker, a Nazi climber who sought the top of the world while
Europe teetered on the brink of WWII.
Quinn’s innocent queries into Becker’s expedition soon have neo-Nazis,
assassins, and history buffs vying to take the ax—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 and
movements intertwine across history, culminating in one final
push for the top of the world.
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