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The Secret Hunters

Ranulph Fiennes

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True stories, Fiction, Thriller / suspense

THE SECRET HUNTERS and THE SETT are classic thrillers which have been unavailable for years.

An elite group determined to bring justice to the victims of genocide. Canada's North West Territories: the arrival of a plane bound for the military's top secret Alert Base is to change Derek Jacob's life forever. Consumed by hatred, he is unable to restrain himself from attacking one of the engineers. Then the secrets of Jacob's childhood in Nazi Germany are revealed; including the violent death of his mother at the hands of the SS officer Karl Seidler - the engineer Jacobs instinctively recognised. When Jacobs joins the Secret Hunters, all becomes clear: Seidler's part of a plot to re-establish the fascist state. And when an untapped gold seam is discovered in Antarctica, Seidler and his cohorts believe they have discovered the resources to fund their scheme. But they hadn't reckoned on Jacobs, who joins the Antarctic expedition as the ship's cook, desperate for revenge...

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Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph Fiennes was the first man to reach both poles by surface travel and the first to cross the Antarctic Continent unsupported. In the 1960s he was removed from the SAS Regiment for misuse of explosives but, joining the army of the Sultan of Oman, received that country's Bravery Medal on active service in 1971. He is the only person yet to have been awarded two clasps to the Polar medal for both Antarctic and the Arctic regions. Fiennes has led over 30 expeditions including the first polar circumnavigation of the Earth, and in 2003 he ran seven marathons in seven days on seven continents in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

In 1993 Her Majesty the Queen awarded Fiennes the Order of the British Empire (OBE) because, on the way to breaking records, he has raised over 14 million for charity. He was named Best Sportsman in the 2007 ITV Great Briton Awards and in 2009 he became the oldest Briton to reach the summit of Everest.

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