An epic, genre-defying thriller, The Abominable blends historical fact with spine-tingling drama to create one of the most chilling and unforgettable novels you will ever read. From the bestselling author of HYPERION and THE TERROR.
June 1924. On the brutal North East Ridge of Mount Everest, famous adventurers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine vanish into the snow-whipped night.
Daredevil explorer Richard Deacon devises a plan to follow in the men's footsteps, accompanied only by two friends. Off piste and with no support team, the three men strike for Everest's peak and the most vicious climate on earth.
As the winds rise and the temperature and oxygen levels drop, Deacon and his companions hear howls in the distance. Some dark creature is tracking them up the mountain, sending them scrabbling blindly into Everest's dangerous heights to escape it.
Soon they will discover what happened to Mallory's crew - but can they escape the same hideous fate?
A gripping thriller by a master of the genre, THE ABOMINABLE blends historical fact with spine-tingling drama - this is one of the most chilling and unforgettable novels you will ever read.
I am in awe of Dan Simmons - Stephen King
Dan Simmons is a giant among novelists - Lincoln Child
Dan Simmons won the World Fantasy Award for his first novel, SONG OF KALI, inspired by his travels in India. In the 1990s he rewrote the SF rulebook with his Hyperion Cantos quartet. He has also written thrillers. Alongside his writing he maintains a career as a college lecturer in English Literature in the USA.