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Using Crossfit to Take On Mt. Everest


New Review

A wonderful new review for Murder on Everest!

4.0 out of 5 starsA "you are there"mountain mystery, November 11, 2012 By  Granby fella - See all my reviews This review is from: Murder on Everest (Kindle Edition) Photogenic murder mystery with enough twists to keep you guessing. Mt Everest is really the main character, and you feel like you are on the mountain. Good character development for a book of this sort. I will read the next book in this series.

Thank you very much to "Granby_fella"

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Everest, The Final Resting Place - A True Story

The chilling truth behind these stories are the foundation of the ideas behind the Summit Murder Mystery series.  The danger and the unknown elements added to a murder plot on each of the world's seven continents highest and deadliest mountains, make for a compelling read.  The Summit Murder Mystery series.  Murder on Everest, Murder on Elbrus, Murder on Mt. McKinley, Murder on Puncak Jaya, Murder on Aconcagua, Murder on Vinson Massif and Murder on Kilimanjaro.

In 2006, a lone climber attempting the summit of Mount Everest for the third time was, purely by chance, caught in an amateur photograph taken by another climber of the scenic mountaintop ahead. The climber in the photograph was making his way up what is known as the Final Push of the Northeast ridge, between Camp VI at 8,230 m and the summit. It was late in the afternoon, a foolishly reckless time to undertake the lengthy and dangerous route.

It would be many hours before the the photographer and his climbing team…

Press Release - Barnes & Noble Signing


Breakfast with Senators

I was very honored and excited to attend a breakfast wherein I was able to meet retired Senator Jon Kyl and the newly elected Senator Jeff Flake!  While I was in Washington D.C. last month, I stopped by Senator Jon Kyl's office and dropped off a copy of Murder on Kilimanjaro.  When I saw him at the breakfast I attended, he told me he read Murder on Kilimanjaro and loved it!  How cool!  I gave a copy of Senator Jeff Flake at the breakfast and he said he is very excited to read the book because he lived in Africa for three years!  What great endorsements!

Synopsis of Murder on Kilimanjaro - In Murder on Kilimanjaro, Scott Devlon, Afghanistan war veteran, mountaineer and occasional agent for the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency has been invited by the sitting President of the United States to join him on his climb of the highest point in Africa. The president is returning to his family roots and will be accompanied by his recently surfaced son, product of the president's yo…

New Book Review - Murder on Everst

Very excited to share this amazing review with you from The Indie Bookshelf of Murder on EverestMurder on Everest is the first book in the Summit Murder Mystery series.

In Murder on Everest when Derek Sodoc, only son of the world's richest and most powerful man dies attempting to climb Mt. Everest, questions are raised. Was it the mountain that sealed his fate? Or perhaps something more sinister?  After reading the book Abandoned on Everest that details Derek Sodoc's untimely death, Sodoc's father convinces the surviving expedition members to return to Everest - presumably to recover Derek's body. With billions at stake and a relentless father searching for someone to blame, everyone is a suspect. Set against the backdrop of the world's highest and deadliest mountain, Murder on Everest is filled with intrigue, sex, betrayal and mystery. It is unlike any murder mystery you've ever read.

Thank you very much to Janna Mashburn for reading and revi…

The Oldest Couple to Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

Couple becomes oldest to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
Swiss natives Esther, 84, and Martin Kafer, 85, have just successfully reached the top of Africa’s tallest summit, Mt. Kilimanjaro, which makes them the oldest couple to ever accomplish the feat.

Even though the Kafers have a huge passion for mountain climbing, this adventure was bigger. According to, the couple was participating in a fundraising initiative. The British Columbia couple raised $24,000 for the cause.

“Esther and Martin’s achievement epitomizes the spirit of the Ascent for Alzheimer’s event, which is that no matter how challenging the journey there is support.” Says CEO of Alzheimer Society of B.C., Jean Blake.

The couple met on a mountain top and event spent their honeymoon on top of the Matterhorn. The couple moved to Canada because of their surroundings. In a The Globe and Mail article, Martin explains his reasoning for staying. “The mountains were the big attraction that kept us here.”