The Ice Soldier

Paul Watkins

The Ice Soldier by Paul Watkins is an action-packed adventure story set in Britain and the Alps in the aftermath of the Second World War.

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While the eyes of the world are focused upon attempts to scale Mount Everest, two young men – once members of the world’s climbing elite, subsequently forced into premature retirement after the failure of a secret military operation in the Alps during World War II – have become outcasts of mountaineering society. Until, that is, a peculiar and dangerous request is made of them, drawing them back to the mountains on an exploit that will prove treacherous in more ways than one, as they confront not only the pitiless cruelty of nature but also the ghosts of their former selves.


Paul Watkins was born in 1964. He is the son of Welsh parents and was educated at the Dragon School, at Eton and at Yale. His novels include Night Over Day Over Night, Calm at Sunset, Calm at Dawn, In the Blue Light of African Dreams, The Promise of Night, Archangel, The Story of My Disappearance and The Forger. He…

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