Murder on Aconcagua
Hero Scott Devlon is once again sent by the US Defense Intelligence Agency on another climbing expedition. This time the mountain is Aconcagua, the highest in South America. His mission is to confirm a report that three Inca golden idols have been discovered and are headed to Venezuelan strongman, Hugo Chavez. Legend says he who possesses them is invincible. Scott’s assignment is to prevent that from taking place but he quickly learns that there are those who will stop at nothing, including murder, to get their hands on the idols. This book is the fifth in the exciting Summit Murder Mystery series. While each book stands alone each will provide a deeper connection with the characters and story lines. Every book is set against an exotic backdrop amidst some of the most breathtaking scenery on earth. Be sure to read all seven of the Summit Murder Mysteries: Murder on Everest, Murder on Elbrus, Murder on Mt. McKinley, Murder on Puncak Jaya, Murder on Aconcagua, Murder on Vinson Massif, Murder on Kilimanjaro.
The fifth book in the Summit Murder Mystery Series, Murder on Aconcagua located in Argentina, is, I believe, the best one so far. The writers of the Summit Series really know their subject and it shows. The co-writer, Mr. Irion, wrote the first books about a climb on Mt. Everest and has been writing ever since about the highest peaks in the world. I have read them all so far and am looking forward to the last two. These books are not only interesting to climbing enthusiasts but, also to mystery/thriller readers. They are definite keepers. - Mary Lignor, Avid reader and reviewer
The fifth book in the Summit Murder Mystery Series, Murder on Aconcagua once again finds Scott Devlon climbing yet another mountain, Aconcagua the highest summit in South America. Never a dull moment for Scott, this adventure takes you to secret villages and ancient healing hot springs while searching for the mysterious hidden golden idols. There are Japanese ghost stories, dueling ex's, bloody legends, and some very strange sounds in the night. I can't think of any adventure that could be more exciting than what Murder On Aconcagua brings to the reader. As is the case with so many things in life, "it's all about greed and gold". This could be the best in the series!!! - Carol P, Amazon.com reviewer
Murder on Aconcagua kept me on the edge of my seat, but that is something I have come to expect from the dynamic duo that is Irion & Watkins! Once again the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency sends hero Scott Devlon on another mission. This time Devlon is sent to see if three Incan Idols have been discovered as rumor dictates. Aside from the mountain's elements, it isn't long before the reader realizes that greed is a huge factor here, and Devlon will be lucky to come off the mountain alive! The best book in the series to date, the cliffhanger at the end of this one is insane and left me cursing the authors because I want more now!!! - Jennifer, Amazon.com Reviewer
The locals claimed that Aconcagua was haunted. Locals everywhere, in every culture in my experience, always reported the tallest mountain in the region as haunted. And in my many ascents, I'd seen and witnessed countless bizarre sights, heard more than my portion of strange sounds. But this one sends a shiver down my spine.
As suddenly as they started, the clicks stopped. I strained every faculty, waiting for them to resume. At last, exhausted, I fell into a restless slumber.
Later, much later it seemed but it might have only been a few minutes I was awakened.
Click... Click... Click.
The sound had returned, but now it was just beyond the tissue of nylon that separated me from it.