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THE ASCENT OF D-13 [Novel] Andrew Garve 1968 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine Multiple Copies Available
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New York, Harper & Row, 1968, 1st edition. 187 pp. Hardcover with chipped dust jacket or former owner's name on half title page. Book is fine. Near Fine overall. Neate X143.

Suspense Novel. "Garve has compressed mountaineering, a military mission and a potent Russian girl into an absorbing story of high adventure." Andrew Garve is a pseudonym of Paul Winterton.
 
An attempted hijacking by a Soviet agent of a NATO fighter-bomber carrying a new detection device ends with a crash into the summit of D-13, a forbidding peak on the Soviet-Armenian-Turkish border. The Russians send a crack team - including a formidable female 'Master of Sport' named Varya - to recover the device, while the Western Allies join in the race with a pair of climbers led by Bill Royce, one of England's best mountaineers. 

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