To his credit, Matt Dickinson's mountain-bound tomes need no dramatic embellishment. The inhospitable climes of Mount Everest, upon which he has nearly died twice, provide drama in abundance. Consequently, his claims of mere footsteps feeling like entire marathons are quite believable. Unlike The Death Zone, which recounted his own hazard-filled Everest experiences, High Risk is a fictional effort, but one which is imbued with a superior degree of tension and breathtaking excitement. When her tycoon husband perishes on Everest, headstrong TV presenter Josie Turner is determined to ascend the mountain to seek "closure"--egged on by her ratings-hungry bosses. Aided by veteran avalanche expert Hal Maher, who has his own reasons for confronting the ultimate peak, their heeding of the mountain's siren call soon leads to a desperate struggle for survival as they become enveloped in a vicious storm.
PUBLISHER..... HUTCHINSON, LONDON, 2000.
DUSTJACKET CONDITION..... N/A.
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