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THE ASCENT OF D-13 [Novel] Andrew Garve 1969 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine 2 Copies Available
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London, The Crime Club by Collins, 1969, probably 1st UK edition. 191 pp. Red cloth hardcover with dust jacket. May have tape residue on FEP and jacket. Near Fine to Fine. 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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