Race to Tibet
A NovelBook - 2015
"By 1889, Tibet is the last unexplored country in the world. No living explorer has ever seen the Forbidden City of Lhasa or met the famed Dalai Lama. France's most famous traveler, Gabriel Bonvalot, is determined to reach Lhasa but lacks a sponsor. When the Duke of Chartres promises to finance his expedition he gives Bonvalot one simple caveat: take along his wayward son, Prince Henri d'Orléans, a drinker, gambler, and womanizer, whose reckless behavior threatens to derail the entire expedition. Along the way they meet Camille Dancourt, the beautiful, strong-willed wife of a missing explorer who wishes to join the expedition. Reluctantly, Bonvalot agrees. When the explorers set out, they are besieged by freezing temperatures, violent winds, mountain sickness, hostile Tibetans, duplicitous Chinese Mandarins, and a beguiling Tibetan Buddhist princess with a deadly secret. What these explorers discover when they reach Tibet is a land of mystery and intrigue, a land of danger that promises them only one thing: death. On the verge of collapse, Bonvalot realizes they must resort to force if they ever wish to escape Tibet alive. RACE TO TIBET is a thrilling tale of high-altitude adventure and survival set in the world's most forbidden country. Perfect for fans of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Jules Verne, and H. Rider Haggard"-- Amazon.
Publisher: Charlston, S.C. : Sophie Schiller, 
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: M SCHILLE SOPHIE
Characteristics: 342 pages : map ; 23 cm