"From the first page we are gripped by that sense of tension, mystery and urgency that Hammond Innes so well commands...Gains excitement with every chapter...the climax could not be more tense" (Elizabeth Bowen)
"First rate" ( Daily Telegraph)
"A superbly constructed and atmospheric thriller" ( Independent)
"Hammond Innes was a compulsive storyteller... he had an inborn ability to relate a fast-moving narrative with a knack that drove the story on and kept the reader in rapt attention" ( Scotsman)
"They say people can’t write stories anymore. Tell that to Hammond Innes" ( Sunday Times)
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY STELLA RIMINGTON
It lies somewhere beneath the snow, high in the Dolomites: Nazi gold, tainted with the blood of murdered men. Only a few know its secrets, and one by one they come in search of it - a hot-tempered Italian Comtessa, a racketeering pimp, a Greek criminal, a film-maker and a hapless writer. A tense battle of wits leads to an explosive finale in Innes' classic tale of revenge and deadly greed.
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