“A taut, tense tale of pursuit.” – Publishers Weekly
An exciting international manhunt and stunning love story. An American climber in the Himalayas stumbles on a shipment of nuclear weapons headed into Tibet for use against China. Pursued by spy agencies and other killers across Asia, Africa, Europe and the US, he is captured then rescued by a beautiful woman with whom he forms a deadly liaison. They escape, are captured and escape again, death always at their heels. “Grips the reader from the opening chapter and never lets go.” – MIAMI HERALD
A classic international thriller and European bestseller about an American climber in the Himalayas who stumbles on a shipment of backpack nuclear weapons into Tibet. Hunted by the CIA and other covert agencies across Asia, North Africa, Europe and the United States, he is captured then rescued by a beautiful young woman with whom he forms a perilous liaison.
They escape the CIA, are captured, and escape again, across Europe and the United States, death always at their heels. Not only a terrifying portrayal of a relentless manhunt, Tibetan Cross is also a deep inquiry into politics and covert action, the nature of fear, and the painful process of love.
Acclaimed by critics as an “existentialist thriller”, and for its penetrating portraits of the individual versus society, the depths of love, and the roots of war, Tibetan Cross has also been praised as “a deft thriller that will reinforce your worst about the CIA and the Bomb” (Publishers Weekly), and that “grips the reader from the very first chapter until the climactic ending” (UPI).
Praise for Tibetan Cross
“Bond’s deft thriller will reinforce your worst fears… A taut, tense tale of pursuit through exotic and unsavory locales.” – PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
“Grips the reader from the very first chapter until the climactic ending.” – UPI
“One of the most exciting in recent fiction… An astonishing thriller.” – SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER
“A tautly written study of one man’s descent into living hell… a mood of near claustrophobic intensity.” – SPOKANE CHRONICLE
“It is a thriller… Incredible, but also believable.” – ASSOCIATED PRESS
“A thriller that everyone should go out and buy right away. The writing is wonderful throughout… Bond working that fatalistic margin where life and death are one and the existential reality leaves one caring only to survive.” – SUNDAY OREGONIAN
“Murderous intensity… A tense and graphically written story.” – RICHMOND TIMES
“The most jaundiced adventure fan will be held by Tibetan Cross.” – SACRAMENTO BEE
“Grips the reader from the opening chapter and never lets go.” – MIAMI HERALD