IN FEBRUARY 1959, A GROUP OF FRIENDS WENT ON A SKI-HIKING TRIP TO A REMOTE MOUNTAIN IN THE NORTHERN URALS.
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-speed car crash. One of them had apparently had her tongue removed.
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.’ - A Right Guid Read
‘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-fi Victorian London.’ - Big Smoke