Beneath the Diamond Sky
Kashmir, the Himalayan foothills. Seven westerners on a misguided trekking expedition are taken hostage by separatist militants. Kate Cox and Ethan Hughes, a troubled young English couple, are among their number. At the mercy of hardened ideologues they cannot understand, the captives are pushed into a claustrophobic hell of shifting allegiances, where love and survival se...more
Hardcover, 393 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Picador USA
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I thought that this book was going to be incredibly good, hostages, remote locations but I was half way through the book when I realised that actually seven people being held hostage is actually pretty dull. I think the thing that disappointed me the mos about this was that I didn't really like the characters. I thought Kate and Ethan were not very convincing as a couple and the travellers they met along the way were a little two dimensional. The escape when it came was also abit dull compared t...more
Christopher George Wakling was born in 1970. He studied English at Oxford and has worked as a farm hand, teacher and lawyer. He has written four novels: Towards the Sun, The Undertow, Beneath the Diamond Sky and On Cape Three Points. The first three were literary thrillers, published under the name Christopher Wakling, but his latest book, Towards the Sun, isn’t thrilling at all, so he’s published...moreMore about Christopher Wakling...