Ronan Frost’s White Peak is a fast-paced action thriller full of death-defying adventure.
Greg Rask, a dying tech billionaire, has invested millions chasing miracle cures. None of them are worth a damn, but he refuses to give up. Now, he’s gathering a team willing to go to the ends of the earth chasing life.
Each of Rask’s crew has beaten incredible odds to rise from the ashes of their old lives to where they are now. Together, their next task is to retrieve a painting that is believed to hide a map which, if genuine, marks it as a treasure of the Ahnenerbe, the occult wing of the SS, who had devoted dozens of expeditions in search of the three cintamani stones for their combined properties, and the lost city where they were rumored to lay hidden: Shambhala. But a mystical brotherhood sworn to protect the secrets of the ancients—the same secrets that allow its members to defy death—will stop at nothing to ensure that Rask’s crew fail.
In an adrenalin-pumping quest through some of the most savage terrains known to man, the crew will be pushed to the limits of endurance and beyond.
Rye is broken. He may never recover from the murder of his wife. Enter Rask! Rask is a billionaire chasing….something. Rask approaches Rye to become part of his team. Little does Rye know..this could end up getting him killed!
Well! I needed a good thriller and I got it! Talk about all over the globe. I loved the section in Nepal. The history and the scenery…WOW! And Rye! He is one of the best characters ever. He is heartbroken and this just automatically triggered my sympathies. Plus, he is one tough dude! He can get himself out of any situation unscathed! I think he has become my new book boyfriend.
The ending got a little “out there”. There were hints throughout the read that something strange could occur. And strange is not the word for this ending. This did sort of change my thoughts a little. It is still a great read, just not the ending I expected. Just a little “out there!”
I received this novel from St. Martin’s Press for a honest review.
Author Bio: Ronan Frost worked for the British Ministry of Defence where he was a liaison with intelligence operatives working behind the Iron Curtain during the last year of the Cold War. During the first Gulf War, he worked with the Royal Navy. And then, he developed a plan with economic experts for the rationalization and centralization of the British Royal Navy which was presented to the House of Commons. Now retired from that life, he lives in Europe with his wife and dog. White Peak is Ronan Frost’s first novel.