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The Eiger Sanction Will spy fiction fans like it? I don't think it can disappoint on a truly plot-focused basis; the story has some very effective turns that ca. .

Trevanian (Author), Joe Barrett (Narrator), Inc. Blackstone Audio (Publisher). Get this audiobook plus a second, free. I watched Clint Eastwood's film adaptation of The Eiger Sanction and enjoyed it so much that I decided to read the two novels written by Trevanian about assassin Johnathan Hemlock. After reading The Eiger Sanction, I was glad to make that decision. Will spy fiction fans like it? I don't think it can disappoint on a truly plot-focused basis; the story has some very effective turns that can cross you up even when you expect them, and Hemlock's cold manner is bracingly effective.

3 6 5 Author: Trevanian Narrator: Joe Barrett. In a renovated Gothic church on Long Island lives Jonathan Hemlock, an art professor and world-renowned mountain climber who finances his black-market art collection by working as a freelance assassin. In a breathtakingly suspenseful story that is part thriller and part satire, Trevanian traces Hemlock's spine-tingling adventures, introducing a cast of intriguing characters-villains, traitors, beautiful women-into the highly charged atmosphere of danger. The accumulating threads of suspicion, accusation, and evidence gradually knit themselves into a bizarre and death-defying climax.

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The Eiger Sanction book. All his stuff is great. The task leads him to the Alps where Trevanian leads us on some unexpected twists and turns that are also quietly uproarious. All joking aside, and there are many laugh out loud scenes; Trevanian’s action writing is top shelf, especially the inspired mountain climbing sections that briefly made me forget the droll satire.

The Eiger Sanction is a 1972 thriller novel by Trevanian, the pen name of Rodney William Whitaker. The story is about a classical art professor and collector who doubles as a professional assassin, and who is coerced out of retirement to avenge the murder of an old friend. The novel was made into a film directed by and starring Clint Eastwood in 1975. Whitaker wrote a sequel entitled The Loo Sanction.

Part thriller and part satire, The Eiger Sanction is a breathtakingly suspenseful read written with Trevanian s customary pzazz and boasting a magnificent cast of characters. Thriller & Crime Fiction.

The Eiger Sanction is a 1975 American action thriller film directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. Based on the 1972 novel The Eiger Sanction by Trevanian, the film is about an art history professor, mountain climber and former assassin once employed by a secret United States government agency who is blackmailed into returning to his deadly profession and do one more "sanction", a euphemism for killing. The Eiger Sanction - Trevanian. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

Find nearly any book by TREVANIAN (page 3). Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. The Loo Sanction: A Novel (Jonathan Hemlock Novels, 1973). ISBN 9781433259500 (978-1-4332-5950-0) Blackstone Audio, 2012.

Jonathan Hemlock is an art professor, a world-renowned mountain climberand a freelance assassin for the CII. Now, Hemlock has been sent on a hazardous mission to climb the notoriously deadly Eiger peak in the Alps. His target: one of his three fellow climbers. The problem: CII can't tell him which one.

Comments: (7)

Gavinranara
This is NOT a review of the book, The Eiger Sanction by Trevanian -- though some of the other reviews crack me up, in that they seem to fail to realize that Trevanian (Rodney Whitaker) was writing satires of espionage novels. Anyway, this is a review of the Audio CD audiobook version. The sound quality and narration are ok, but if you do as I do, which is MP3 them for the iPod, beware. For some inexplicable reason, at the end of some of the CDs, some of the tracks are repeats of previous chapters from preceding CDs. Rather odd, especially from Blackstone, which is usually of better quality than this.
Pameala
I watched Clint Eastwood's film adaptation of The Eiger Sanction and enjoyed it so much that I decided to read the two novels written by Trevanian about assassin Johnathan Hemlock. After reading The Eiger Sanction, I was glad to make that decision. The film followed the book pretty closely, but the book has much more to offer.

The novel is full of great suspense and it has a terrific sense of humor! Many of the character's names are also inside jokes. The main character, Johnathan Hemlock, is named after some poisonous plant called the Hemlock. I'll let you figure out the joke behind the name of Johnathan's boss, Yurrassis Dragon.

This goes as a warning and a point of praise for me: The novel came from a time before overly-sensitive people. Much of the novel's humor is extremely offensive. I enjoy that fact, however, since we now live in a Politically Correct world where writing material such as this would be considered too offensive to let go. There is a difference between making one-time jokes and bullying.

The story is also intriguing and the character motivations are believable. The reason I enjoy the character of Hemlock so much is because he's different from the usual pack of international-assassins or spies. He acts more like a normal person who has to deal with the little annoyances of life but happens to work for a counter-assassination group. Aside from assassinations(or Sanctions as they're called in the novel), Hemlock is an art expert and college art professor. He's used his money to purchase a Gothic cathedral on Long Island to live in as well as to purchase priceless paintings off the black market. The supporting characters, Jemima Brown, Ben Bowman, and Miles Mellow, are also varied and interesting(Mellow being probably the single most offensive stereotype in the world of literature).

Overall, The Eiger Sanction is intriguing, suspenseful, and hilarious. Unique characters, an entertaining story, and a great sense of humor make The Eiger Sanction a must-read for fans of spy or assassin thrillers.
Taulkree
A 1972 spy novel classic that uses the Swiss Alps as its main setting, "The Eiger Sanction" introduces us to one of the toughest tough-love cases you'll ever meet in spy fiction: Jonathan Hemlock.

Hemlock is not only an esteemed art professor but a ladykiller-at-a-glance. He used to be one of the world's greatest mountain-climbers and now dabbles in assassination to amass a collection of art masterpieces he keeps locked in the basement of his converted-church manor on Long Island.

When we meet him, Hemlock has tired of killing people for money, not liking the company it brings. Still, when pressed, he goes along with his mysterious boss for the second of two final "sanctions," which requires his return to the title mountain peak that nearly killed him. His $100,000 will prove to be the toughest fee he'll earn - if he survives.

Trevanian was the pen name for Rodney Whitaker, an American who exiled himself to the French Basque country. Perhaps "Trevanian" is Basque for "sneeringly brilliant" as this book gives evidence of a cagey man and gifted author with a deep contempt for his audience. While providing more than the usual share of thrills and adventure, he also presents us here with one of spy fiction's most dislikeable protagonists in Hemlock.

How dislikeable? Well, beyond that killing-for-hire sideline, he's emotionally distant and probably sociopathic, though Trevanian doesn't tip his hand if he disapproves of his creation.

"Niceness is an overrated quality," Hemlock tells someone early on. "Being nice is how a man pays his way into the party if he hasn't the guts to be tough or the class to be brilliant."

Later on, when confronted with a jealous husband, we learn that "Jonathan experienced that uncomfortable combination of pity and disgust he always felt for the emotionally soft, particularly those who lacked control over their romantic lives."

Trevanian gives Hemlock an adventure well-suited to his hard character, a twisting tale of betrayal and casual cruelty culminating in a deadly climb up the Eiger's friable, frosty face that showcases the author's ability to suck you into a world utterly alien from your own - that is, unless you climb dangerous mountains. As a voice of narrative authority, Trevanian is as unimpeachable as he is riveting.

There's something else apparently at work here. Trevanian later claimed it a satire of Ian Fleming and those other authors of spy-yarn escapism. Hemlock is built up rather improbably as a master of many things, and there are also an assortment of funny names from the Pussy Galore school, like Randie Nickers and Cherry Pitt. His assassinations boss is named Yurasis Dragon and Dragon's secretary is Miss Cerberus. Generally, though, Trevanian keeps humor or engagement of any kind to a minimum. If there is a satire going on here, it seems directed at the reader rather than for the reader.

That tetchy quality gives "The Eiger Sanction" both a uniqueness as well as a chip-on-the-shoulder hauteur that's hard to warm up to. Will spy fiction fans like it? I don't think it can disappoint on a truly plot-focused basis; the story has some very effective turns that can cross you up even when you expect them, and Hemlock's cold manner is bracingly effective. Watching him rough up a would-be adversary and even a messenger from Dragon proves startlingly rousing entertainment given how Hemlock is presented as being no better than anyone else. Maybe that's the satire Trevanian spoke of.

Tongue in cheek or not, Trevanian delivers a very effective adventure story with hints of wider ambition. Realized or not, you will be engaged.
Fegelv
This is Tavanian's best yarn, with the protagonist a truly irreverent, violent, and unique "hero"--the mountain climbing passages are first rate--Hemlock's dialogue was so snappy and clever it was reproduced almost word for word in the screenplay; the movie, like the book (the book was first), is both delightfully politically (Travanian takes jabs at everyone and everything) incorrect but at the same time liberally groundbreaking (the lovely and alluring Jemima Brown and Jonathan in an affair)--do yourself a favor and read this classic from 1972 (I read it as a freshman at Berkeley when it came out). What I love about my Kindle, is that I downloaded this fine story in the middle of the night in my pajamas for a few dollars, and then treated my groggy eyes to the "large print" edition instead of the tiny text product I'm stuck with from the "big box" book retail store (for double the price)--much better than going to the refrigerator! Dr. M.

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Wenaiand
Given the time it was written it can be seen as a jab at James Bond. A little humor by playing with the taboos of the time. A hit man with a love of art has women throwing themselves at him but he doesn't take advantage very often. Comical when he does.
The Eiger Sanction (Playaway Adult Fiction) download epub
Action & Adventure
Author: Joe Barrett,Trevanian
ISBN: 143325946X
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Action & Adventure
Language: English
Publisher: Findaway World (January 1, 2010)