Into Hot Air: Mounting Mount Everest

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Perseus Books Group, Nov 1, 2008 - Fiction - 342 pages
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Now in paperback: For decades the world has credited renowned explorer Sir Edmund Hillary with being the first person to reach the peak of Mount Everest. But was he? Evidence to the contrary arrives one day on the doorstep of Chris Elliott--an anonymous package that contains the diary of his Great Uncle Percy Brackett Elliott, an adventurer (and raving loony) who mysteriously disappeared decades ago while climbing Everest. The diary seems to indicate that Percy--not Hillary--was the first person to reach the peak. By retracing Percy's journey, Chris believes he will be able to uncover the mystery behind his disappearance and perhaps once and for all determine who was really the first person to summit Everest.

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Carl Hiaasen meets Jack London with a dash of James Bond in this sophomore outing from Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, and comedian Elliott. After parodying mystery novels with his first effort ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Chris Elliott is an Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, and comedian. He wrote for and performed on Saturday Night Live and Late Night with David Letterman and starred in the FOX sitcom Get a Life and the films Cabin Boy and There's Something About Mary. He most recently co-starred in Everybody Loves Raymond. His first novel, The Shroud of the Thwacker, was published in 2005 to rave reviews. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children.

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