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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Review: The Eiger Sanction (Jonathan Hemlock #1)

User Review  - Jon - Goodreads

It feels more like a 2 1/2 star novel. It's exciting in places, and I guess it's supposed to be kind of a spoof, but it's not really funny. Just ridiculous. The mountain climb is the best part, but it ... Read full review

Review: The Eiger Sanction (Jonathan Hemlock #1)

User Review  - Fred S - Goodreads

Having read it before, I was interested in revisiting the climbing adventure of the Eiger. I didn't really care for the cheesy names like Randie Nickers, Jemima Brown, and Cherry Pitt and of course ... 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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