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The white road /

by Lotz, Sarah [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2017.Edition: First North American edition.Description: 290 pages : map ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780316396608; 0316396605.Language note: English.Subject(s): Everest, Mount (China and Nepal) -- Fiction | Mountaineering -- Fiction | Survival -- Fiction | Mountaineering -- Fiction | FICTION -- Horror | FICTION -- Thrillers -- Suspense | Action and adventure fiction | Fiction | Thrillers (Fiction) | Adventure fiction | Suspense fiction | Action and adventure fiction | Thrillers (Fiction)Summary: Desperate to attract subscribers to his fledgling website, ex-adrenaline junkie Simon Newman undertakes two life-risking ventures, one in the notorious Cwm Pot caves and another scaling Everest, that force him to test the limits of his morality and wits in order to survive.Summary: A cutting-edge thriller about one man's quest to discover horror lurking at the top of the world. Desperate to attract subscribers to his fledgling website, 'Journey to the Dark Side', ex-adrenalin junkie and slacker Simon Newman hires someone to guide him through the notorious Cwm Pot caves, so that he can film the journey and put it on the internet. With a tragic history, Cwm Pot has been off-limits for decades, and unfortunately for Simon, the guide he's hired is as unpredictable and dangerous as the watery caverns that lurk beneath the earth. After a brutal struggle for survival, Simon barely escapes with his life, but predictably, the gruesome footage he managed to collect down in the earth's bowels goes viral. Ignoring the warning signs of mental trauma, and eager to capitalize on his new internet fame, Simon latches onto another escapade that has that magic click-bait mix of danger and death--a trip to Everest. But up above 8000 feet, in the infamous Death Zone, he'll need more than his dubious morals and wits to guide him, especially when he uncovers the truth behind a decade-old tragedy--a truth that means he might not be coming back alive. A truth that will change him--and anyone who views the footage he captures--forever. -- Provided by publisher.
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A cutting-edge thriller about one man's quest to discover horror lurking at the top of the world. <br> Desperate to attract subscribers to his fledgling website, 'Journey to the Dark Side', ex-adrenalin junkie and slacker Simon Newman hires someone to guide him through the notorious Cwm Pot caves, so that he can film the journey and put it on the internet. With a tragic history, Cwm Pot has been off-limits for decades, and unfortunately for Simon, the guide he's hired is as unpredictable and dangerous as the watery caverns that lurk beneath the earth. After a brutal struggle for survival, Simon barely escapes with his life, but predictably, the gruesome footage he managed to collect down in the earth's bowels goes viral. <br> Ignoring the warning signs of mental trauma, and eager to capitalize on his new internet fame, Simon latches onto another escapade that has that magic click-bait mix of danger and death--a trip to Everest. But up above 8000 feet, in the infamous Death Zone, he'll need more than his dubious morals and wits to guide him, especially when he uncovers the truth behind a decade-old tragedy--a truth that means he might not be coming back alive. A truth that will change him--and anyone who views the footage he captures--forever.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-290).

Desperate to attract subscribers to his fledgling website, ex-adrenaline junkie Simon Newman undertakes two life-risking ventures, one in the notorious Cwm Pot caves and another scaling Everest, that force him to test the limits of his morality and wits in order to survive.

A cutting-edge thriller about one man's quest to discover horror lurking at the top of the world. Desperate to attract subscribers to his fledgling website, 'Journey to the Dark Side', ex-adrenalin junkie and slacker Simon Newman hires someone to guide him through the notorious Cwm Pot caves, so that he can film the journey and put it on the internet. With a tragic history, Cwm Pot has been off-limits for decades, and unfortunately for Simon, the guide he's hired is as unpredictable and dangerous as the watery caverns that lurk beneath the earth. After a brutal struggle for survival, Simon barely escapes with his life, but predictably, the gruesome footage he managed to collect down in the earth's bowels goes viral. Ignoring the warning signs of mental trauma, and eager to capitalize on his new internet fame, Simon latches onto another escapade that has that magic click-bait mix of danger and death--a trip to Everest. But up above 8000 feet, in the infamous Death Zone, he'll need more than his dubious morals and wits to guide him, especially when he uncovers the truth behind a decade-old tragedy--a truth that means he might not be coming back alive. A truth that will change him--and anyone who views the footage he captures--forever. -- Provided by publisher.

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Library Journal Review

Lotz (Day Four) returns with another creepy tale, this one about an adventurer who uncovers eerie happenings on Mount Everest. As the book opens, explorer -Simon -Newman has hired a guide to help him navigate a cave with a tragic history. When disaster strikes during his spelunking, Simon barely escapes with his life-but footage from the expedition goes viral on his website Journey to the Dark Side. Still reeling from his brush with death, he soon signs on to a trip up Mount Everest as a way to move forward. But as he and his fellow climbers ascend into the mountain's fabled "death zone," Simon begins to believe that something else is on the mountain with them. Skilled at creating real-world scenarios and imbuing them with a steadily growing feeling of danger and terror, Lotz brings readers to Everest, where the line between altitude--induced hallucinations and actual supernatural events may be very thin. VERDICT A solid pick for readers who enjoy modern horror by Dean Koontz and Stephen King. [See Prepub Alert, 11/21/6.]-Amy Hoseth, Colorado State Univ. Lib., Fort Collins © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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