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Hammond Innes – The Lonely Skier (1947) Read by Patrick Allen – Audiobook

14/08/2020

EDIT: Apologies for a couple of audio glitches, as pointed out to me in the comments. I think I’ll leave the book up though, and I hope it isn’t too much of a distraction for you. Ian.

Out of work, out of money, and out of time, Neil Blair is wandering through Piccadilly Circus when he stumbles upon the chance of a lifetime. He meets an old army buddy, a half–con man half-genius film producer, who offers him a job. Suddenly, Blair is off to the Dolomites for three months to work on the script for a film that will be unlike anything the cinema has ever seen: a thriller entirely based in truth, every word steeped in blood. Ostensibly, the film is to be a skiing picture, but Blair soon learns there’s much more at stake than a bit of sport. Beneath the mountain ice is a fortune in Nazi gold, which the producer will find—or die trying. Blair’s task is to document that hunt on the page, but he’s about to be trapped in a battle of wits that could destroy him before he types a single word.

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