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The Lonely Skier

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Nazi gold From then on he faces a terrifying race for his life from a group of murderous crimina To be honest it's been years since I read any Hammond Innesthat was in my teenage years and I think the book was called 'the blue ice' or somethingit may have been OK it may even be that I need to re read it as maybe back then well wartime or post war time espionage books weren't really my thingI'm honesty they aren't now neitherwell inasmuch as I don't read lots of themseeing this slender book at a charity shop however I thought it's paucity in size would make it worthy of my time even if terrible as I wouldn't have wasted too much timeluckily as a bonus I found a good bookTo give a synopsis kind of recalls a Agatha Christie type all in the mansion house whodunit yarn which would be unfairthis is only because a chalet with a few interrelated characters with pasts generally overlapping is where the action takes placeplus there's the fact that for a time those characters are trapped together as the narrative continuesthat may sound a spoiler but in honesty the cover of the book above is a far bigger one😆It's a book involving Nazi's treasure and the great outdoorsamongst many other elementsI will have to redress the fact I haven't read much Innes since my brief teenage read as this was a robust and compelling thriller

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Neil Blair is relishing an expenses paid holiday in the Italian Dolomites where he plans to fini From my book blog wwwJetBlackDragonflyblogspotcomHammond Innes also wrote The Wreck of the Mary Deare a wartime ship mystery that I was going to read next Somehow my hands picked up The Lonely Skier instead and it was an exciting tale well toldIt's 1947 and Neil Blair is recently demobilized looking for work in London He runs into Derek Engles and acuaintance who is now making films He offers Neil a job to write a film script and on location in Cortina but actually to observe and report on the few other guests at the mountain top lodge named Col de Varda Built on top of the machine house for a slittovia a cable drawn funicular sleigh the lodge was the scene many years ago where a German convoy of gold disappeared Neil and a film location scout soon meet the other guests; Edouardo Mancini looking to purchase the lodge in an auction; Stefan Valdini a nattily dressed Sicilian gangster; Contessa Forelli really a prostitute named Carla; Kereminos formerly of Greek intelligence; and Gabriel Mayne an expert skier in a white suit with a yellow scarfThey are all liars with hidden back stories and common histories which Neil and the late arriving Derek must discover There is a hair raising section where Mayne abandons Neil on a ski path over a mountain range to another town crossing the Cristallino glacier in a building snowstorm was it a way to lose him forever Back at the refugio tensions mount as motives are revealed and the guests are forced to remain snowbound until the storm has passed The characters were tough and well drawn and there is genuine tension and danger ski chases hidden Nazi gold a whiteout snowstorm escapes and murders all set over the noisy slittovia machine house with its grinding motor and tightening cables A dynamite settingI was hoping for intrigue and danger and found it in The Lonely Skier The story was narrated by Neil and at the end of the novel he sets down the events as the film script he was hired to write Art spills over into real life as it was filmed in 1948 as Snowbound I was happy to see someone has posted a copy on YouTube for my viewing pleasureA great spy thriller from Hammond Innes and a treat to discover Beastie Boys Book years ago where a German convoy of gold disappeared Neil and a film location scout soon meet the other guests; Edouardo Mancini looking to purchase the lodge in an auction; Stefan Valdini a nattily dressed Sicilian gangster; Contessa Forelli really a prostitute named Carla; Kereminos formerly of Greek intelligence; and Gabriel Mayne an expert skier in a white suit with a Midnight Tango yellow scarfThey are all liars with hidden back stories and common histories which Neil and the late arriving Derek must discover There is a hair raising section where Mayne abandons Neil on a ski path over a mountain range to another town crossing the Cristallino glacier in a building snowstorm was it a way to lose him forever Back at the refugio tensions mount as motives are revealed and the guests are forced to remain snowbound until the storm has passed The characters were tough and well drawn and there is genuine tension and danger ski chases hidden Nazi gold a whiteout snowstorm escapes and murders all set over the noisy slittovia machine house with its grinding motor and tightening cables A dynamite settingI was hoping for intrigue and danger and found it in The Lonely Skier The story was narrated by Neil and at the end of the novel he sets down the events as the film script he was hired to write Art spills over into real life as it was filmed in 1948 as Snowbound I was happy to see someone has posted a copy on YouTube for my viewing pleasureA great spy thriller from Hammond Innes and a treat to discover

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Sh his film script All goes wrong however when he stumbles on the location of a hoard of buried It's been a while since I read a mystery or thriller novel and I ended up with this book uite at random from a lending library on the side of the road It did not disappoint His descriptions of the Dolomites and the scenery are excellent and make you very much want to travel there The plot and style of narrative is entertaining Enjoyed and recommended

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