Boards and DJ have light shelfwear to edges. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Pages tight and clean. Library discard with usual marks and attachments. Pocket Removed. 249 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1977. ISBN: 052506026x. An atmosphere of adventure and romance surrounds any long-distance railroad journey. But traveling on the Avalanche Express is the most valued defector ever to leave Moscow. Also aboard is a small group of American and British agents-among them Harry Wargrave and the beautiful Elsa Lang-backed by a NATO intelligence task force. Their mission: to carry the defector safely through the thousand-mile corridor to freedom.