The Eiger Sanction

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Ballantine Books, Aug 1, 1984 - Fiction - 350 pages
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Meet Johathan Hemlock, professor of art, world-renowned mountain climber -- and freelance assassin for the CII. Hemlock is sent to Switzerland on a mission to climb the notorious Eiger peak of the Alps, whose north face has meant death to many climbers. Hemlock's target: one of his three fellow climbers. The only problem is, CII can't tell him which one . . .

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User Review  - DaveWilde - LibraryThing

Trevanian (aka Rodney Whitaker) wrote the Eiger Sanction, which became a million-volume seller in the 1970’s and was followed by a major motion picture, as a spoof on the super-spy action genre which ... Read full review

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User Review  - BookWallah - LibraryThing

Saw movie in the 1970s and was irritated by inaccuracies of climbing scenes. Read to see if I disliked it as much as the movie, and I did. Both do a serous disservice to understanding mountaineering ... Read full review


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Trevanian's books have been translated into more than fourteen languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. He lives in the French Basque mountains. His new novel, "The Crazyladies of Pearl Street," is now available in hardcover.
Look for these other Trevanian classics from Three Rivers Press: "Shibumi, The Eiger Sanction, The Loo Sanction," and "The Main.

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