The Eiger Sanction (Jonathan Hemlock #1)
Jonathan Hemlock teaches art at a university, but the modest sum he makes teaching doesn't cover his extravagant habits. He is renovating a Gothic church on Long Island, expensive real estate as we all know, and the upgrades involve only the very best in Italian marbles and rare woods. Jonathan is building a shrine to his self-image. He has a coll...more
I did expect the movie to be different from the book as most movies tend to be, so I was kind of surprised that this was not the case. The Eastwood movie is rather faithfull to the novel.
That is perhaps the reason I kept seeing Eastwoods face when I read the novel. The book like the movie is not one in the vein of the 007 movie series albeit that some aspects like the "M" in this book wher quite Fleminge...more
Intentional parody of the classic spy novel, but better written and more interesting than many of the more serious works. Every characters and places are given names that poke fun at themselves and the story.
One reader described the Eiger Sanction [assassination] as...more
La Sanci��n de Eiger es como una novela de James Bond pero sin James Bond. Aqui el protagonista es un profesor de Historia del Arte que en sus ratos lbres hace de asesino para una agencia (de pacotilla) gubernamental.
Repleta de dialogos llenos de ironia solo hay que poner al protagonista la cara de Clint Eastwood (que la film�� en 1973) y pasareis un rato estupendo.
Oh, what to say about this one.....adventure, sex, mystery, art, snobbery, and who-dun-it, sort of. Jonathan Hemlock is an art history professor, contraband painting collector, and (dun, dun, dun) a cold-blooded assassin on the side. No kidding. And if that doesn't sound ridiculous, he always gets the ladies. But he's looking to get out...more
The novel read much like Austin Powers, with women named Randie Knickers and Felicity Arce. I read it the day I picked it up, and it had the usual feel of a thriller: flipping pages to see what's going to happen next, and not being sure you like yourse...more
this guy lives in a renovated catholic church, new york, art collector, assassinates people upon request. sanctions them not to put too fine a point on it.
he gets the call, but he's semi-retired and needs to get in shape. does so. the eiger is a mountain.
trevanian trots around the globe w/his fiction. where hasn't he been? entertaini...more