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The Ice Soldier: A Novel
by Paul Watkins
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After barely surviving his tour as a mountaineer in the Italian Alps of the Second World War, William Bromley settled down and made a quiet life for himself: teaching history at a London boarding school, reading, a few drinks at the pub on Friday nights. That all ends when a soldier from William's mountain regiment reappears, calling in a bargain struck during the war. William must return to that perilous ground, reliving the terror of the war and confronting new dangers in "a narrative so strong in imagery and detail that the reader can almost feel the gusts of an Alpine blizzard" (Library Journal).
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"The year is 1950 and Captain William Bromley, formerly one of the world's greatest mountaineers, has retired into obscurity. Having barely survived the infamous Palladino Road, high in the Italian Alps during WWII, Bromley has sworn he'll never climb again. It is only when a soldier from Bromley's old mountain regiment appears that his peaceful world begins to crumble. A terrifying request is made, and for reasons that have haunted Bromley since the battle at Palladino, he knows he cannot refuse. Bromley must now return to those same mountains that almost cost him his life, in order not only to confront the demons of his past, but to repay the debt that saved him years before." "The little-known role of the army's mountaineer corps comes to life in this story of a man pushed to the limits of endurance and survival, and haunted by the ghosts of war."--BOOK JACKET.
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