A jaggedly exciting high risk enterprise based in Kashmir where a group of assorted nationals gather at a Snow and Mountain...

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THE FACE OF JALANATH

A jaggedly exciting high risk enterprise based in Kashmir where a group of assorted nationals gather at a Snow and Mountain School under the tutelage of an Indian Colonel Hadji who puts them to good use -- sending them on an 18,000 foot perpendicular mission to secure three H-bombs, later to be triggered against the Chinese. The team, led by Richard Farran, a seasoned climber, is still a precarious one; so are the conditions -- unstable ice and glaciers suspended in a ""giant staircase""; and so may be the timing -- just before Nixon announces his visit to Peking. An adventure story, quite simply, but tinged with retribution here and failure there, while more than that killer wind strengthens the chill factor. Good.

Pub Date: March 15, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Putnam

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1973