When Derek Sodoc, only son of the world's richest and most powerful man, dies attempting to climb Mt. Everest, questions are raised. Was it the mountain? Or perhaps something more sinister? After reading the book Abandoned on Everest, which details Derek Sodoc's untimely death, Sodoc's father convinces the surviving expedition members to return to Everest, presumably to recover Derek's body. With billions at stake and a relentless father searching for someone to blame, everyone is a suspect.
Set against the backdrop of the world's highest and deadliest mountain, Murder on Everest is filled with intrigue, sex, betrayal, and mystery. It is unlike any murder mystery you've ever read or heard. Be sure to read Abandoned on Everest, the companion prequel to this exciting debut novel.
The Summit Murder series is a unique set of mystery novels. Join authors Charles G. Irion and Ronald J. Watkins for this extraordinary journey of exciting exploits and murder atop each of the seven major continental summits, beginning with Murder on Everest.
©2009 Charles G. Irion (P)2012 Irion Books, LLC
"I hadn't expected much when I began this read, having not heard of the author nor knowing anything about the series.... I found it to be a gripping story and... I feel the interruptions to the narrative for historical or cultural context made the story all that much better. The detailed research presented was fascinating and incredibly well done. I, for one, look forward to reading the entire series. (Robin Cain, author of When Dreams Bleed)
"Collaboratively written by the team of Charles G. Irion and Ronald L. Watkins, Murder on Everest begins with the death of Derek Sodoc on the slopes of Mt. Everest. The question arises as to whether the death of the son of a wealthy and powerful man was accidental or intentional. A riveting mystery replete with sex and betrayal, "Murder On Everest" is highly recommended." (Midwest Book Review)
Yes. Murder On Everest is a crazy ride! First, I must admit that since I'm not a mountain climber I feared that some of the terms and descriptions may be over my head. I shouldn't have worried because Irion and Watkins do a great job of explaining everything in a way that is easy to follow. I had NO IDEA that mountain climbing could be so dangerous and involved! I felt the danger in each word spoken! The danger of the climb added to the story, making me bite my nails in anticipation.
Scott Devlon - He is the kind of hero every book should have.
Greg's voice made me feel excitement, anticipation, worry, and the danger in every step of the climb in this book. He made me feel like I was on the mountain too and to me that is the sign of a wonderful narrator.
Definately. It was a good plot, well read & really held my interest.
It read like a real-life Everest expedition, full of real-life drama, but also compares to a
Our hero, of course.
extreme reaction, hhmmm ... it made me want to turn up the heat & grab an afghan! It also makes me want to listen to another in the
This is WAY more than anyone would want to know about climbing Everest - poor editing, 5th grade level writing, and intrusively irritatingly repetitive musical interludes. The author may know a lot about climbing to the top of big hills, but he seriously needs a class in Creative Writing.
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