INSPIRED BY REAL EVENTS
IN FEBRUARY 1959, A GROUP OF FRIENDS WENT ON A SKI-
SOMETHING KILLED THEM...
When a rescue expedition eventually found their camp, they discovered that for some
unknown reason, the nine friends had cut their way out of their tent (instead of
simply opening the flaps) and fled down the mountain, half undressed and without
their shoes. Some had died of hypothermia, while others had strange injuries which
one medical examiner stated were consistent with a high-
Alarmed and mystified, the Soviet government classified the case as top secret, and closed off the region to all civilians for the next three years.
Fifty years later, a man is discovered wandering in the wilderness, exhausted and terrified…
Praise for Alan K. Baker’s previous novels:
‘The story is frightening and fanciful but very engaging and cleverly brings past
and present together, culminating in a startling, supernatural ending.’ -
‘The Martian Ambassador by Alan K. Baker is a delicious mix of nostalgia harking
back to H. G. Wells mixed with a very modern take on a sci-