East of Desolation, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Classic adventure from the undisputed master of action and adrenalin-pumping suspense.

When a plane crashes in the icy Greenland desert with no passengers on board, and no means of identification, Joe Martin is hired to fly to the scene of the crash by the insurance company involved and the beautiful widow of the dead pilot.

But the routine mission spirals into hair-raising suspense when a priceless batch of emeralds are added to the mystery, and suddenly Joe finds himself in mortal danger.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9780007223701



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Although reading this was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, I find it telling that I was over 100 pages into it before I was certain that I had read the book before. Twice. A sober alcoholic pilot in Greenland becomes involved in salvage from a wrecked aircraft for a beautiful widow and her insurance agent while befriending a fading film star and his beautiful girlfriend. Inevitably, little is as it seems and, in my case, much is unmemorable.