Summit: A Novel

Blackstone Publishing
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A summit is a summit, and the truth is the truth. But the view from 8,848 meters isn’t always so clear. Two men, seventy years apart, push for the top of Mount Everest, driven by forces beyond their control and something inside that says climb.

After eight successful summits, Mount Everest guide Neil Quinn is confident he can handle anything the mountain throws his way. But then disaster strikes steps from the top, leaving him with a lot of questions and a very old swastika-embellished ice axe that should never have been so high on the mountain—not if Everest’s meticulously documented history is accurate.

But before Quinn can even catch his breath, the combined wrath of his vengeful employer and an angry client drives him out of the Himalayas and back to Europe, where the newly blackballed English guide struggles to make ends meet and discover the truth of what happened that fateful day. He soon uncovers the story of Josef Becker, a Nazi climber who sought the top of the world seventy years before, when Europe teetered on the brink of the Second World War.

Quinn’s innocent queries into Becker’s expedition soon have neo-Nazis, assassins, and history buffs vying to take possession of the axe—proof of Nazi alpine superiority, and 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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About the author

Harry Farthing’s debut novel, Summit, which married his interests in world travel, mountaineering, and modern history was published in print and audio formats by Blackstone Publishing in 2016. The success of his reading of Summit has seen this adventure novelist now embark on a parallel career in audiobook narration.

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Publisher
Blackstone Publishing
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Seller
Google LLC
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Published on
Jun 14, 2016
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Pages
418
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ISBN
9781504710206
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Historical
Fiction / Thrillers / Political
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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Content protection
This content is DRM free.
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Read aloud
Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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