When a New Zealand avalance wipes out the heart of a mining community, the young director of the mine finds he has more than his career at stake…
Fifty-four people died in the avalanche that ripped apart a small New Zealand mining town. But the enquiry which followed unleashed more destructive power than the snowfall. For as the survivors told their stories, they revealed a picture of a community so divided against itself that all warnings of danger went unheeded. And at the storm centre of the enquiry is Ian Ballard, the young managing director of the mine, whose career - even his life - depends upon being able to clear his name…
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'Tense, heroic, chastening… a thumping good story.' SUNDAY EXPRESS
'As long as meticulous craftsmanship and honest entertainment are valued, and as long as action, authenticity, and expertise still make up the strong framework of the good adventure/thriller, Desmond Bagley's books will surely be read.' REGINALD HILL, Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers
'Bagley is a master storyteller.' DAILY MIRRORAbout the Author:
Desmond Bagley wrote 16 novels, becoming one of the world's top-selling authors, with his books translated into more than 30 languages. He was born in 1923 in Kendal and brought up in Blackpool, beginning his working life, aged 14, in the printing industry. After working in an aircraft factory during the Second World War, he decided to travel, working his way through Europe and southern Africa, and in 1951 joined the gold mining industry before becoming a freelance journalist in Johannesburg, where he wrote his first novel, The Golden Keel, in 1962. In 1964 he returned to England, finally settling in Guernsey with his wife, where he died in 1983.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006143199