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Murder on Aconcagua - "A Summit Murder Mystery" Paperback – January 2, 2012
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More About the Author
One of his life-long passions is for the written word. Determined to make his dreams a reality, he wrote and published thirteen books comprised of the Summit Murder Mystery series, and the Hell series. Inspired by his 1987 attempt to climb Mt. Everest, and a 2011 summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, each book in the Summit Murder Mystery series is set atop the highest point of the world's seven continents. Deaths from falls, avalanches, illness, heart attacks, and high altitude sickness are a matter of course, and when you add in murder, action and adventure, the combination makes for unforgettable reads. The climb begins with the first book in the series, Murder on Everest, and is followed with Murder on Elbrus, Murder on Mt. McKinley, Murder on Puncak Jaya, Murder on Aconcagua, Murder on Vinson Massif, and ends with Murder on Kilimanjaro. There is also a prequel novella, Abandoned on Everest. The Hell Series includes, Remodeling Hell, Autograph Hell, Car Dealer Hell and Divorce Hell. He also published a fun novelty cookbook for outdoorsmen called, Roadkill Cooking for Campers - The Best Dang Wild Game Cookbook in the World.
Many years ago, his first medical mission was to Benjamin Hill Senora, Mexico with the Phil Am Lion's Club. Even then, he knew that medical missions were experiences he wanted to continue. Charles is currently a Director of the Phil-Am Lions Club in Phoenix, Arizona and participated in a medical mission at Zambales, Philippines in February 2015, to provide approximately 300 free cataract surgeries to needy patients. Irion is also a Director of The 3000 Club.org and he has participated in another medical mission in San Pablo, Philippines doing cervical cancer screenings. In June 2011, he went on an expedition to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro with the K2 Adventures Foundation. They took Project C.U.R.E. supplies and used them to treat and examine more than 200 patients. The following year, he visited Lima, Peru to help translate for the doctors and nurses at a C.U.R.E. clinic. Since then, he has visited and conducted needs assessments in clinics to a number of other countries in Africa, South America and Asia. He loves being involved in such amazing organizations and helping those that really need it.
Irion's passion for adventure has encompassed the full gamut. He has traveled to over 60 countries throughout the world. SCUBA diving is a favorite hobby of Irion's and he has seen the underwater world from California to Mexico, Costa Rica, the South China sea, Belize, Colombia, Rio De Janeiro, Bali, and in Subic Bay of the Philippines. Irion has also skydived throughout Arizona, loved the thrill of white water rafting on Pacuare River in Costa Rica, and in 1988, Irion completed a week long course in High Wall Mountain Repelling conducted in the Bavarian Alps.
For more information about Charles Irion, please visit www.charlesirion.com You can also visit www.irionbooks.com for more information about Charles Irion's Hell Series, and Summit Murder Mystery Series.
Top Customer Reviews
"Murder on Aconcagua" is the first of the Seven Summit Murder series that I have had the pleasure to read, and if the earlier novels are anything like this, I'll be picking them up in due course. The storyline is engrossing and reads quickly. It is written exclusively from the point of view of the hero, Scott Devlon, who is a mountaineer and ex-Ranger, put in the situations in the mountains by the US Defense Intelligence Agency. During the adventures in the mountains, as Scott attempts to learn more details of his mission and how to best accomplish it, intrigue and suspicions build between the various members of the climbing party. There are a number of reasons various people might want to kill some (or all) of the others in the party, but it isn't borne out until near the end of the book.Read more ›
Readers will learn of the climbing experience itself, seeing both the dangers and the exhilaration in accomplishing a major physically challenging feat...especially in the winter! Other than the professionals who hosted the climb, Scott Devlon was the only other experienced climber and he had also been brought into a surveillance job during the trip. At least Scott had been on this mountain before and had some knowledge; however, climbing during this time of the year was a lot more dangerous. Would he have tried it if there wasn't another reason for him to be there?
In fact, Devlon wasn't sure that there was anybody here who were climbing just for the pure adventure of it!
Because Aconcagua was known to be haunted...
And legend claimed that there were still descendants of the Incas when they had been driven from their home by the Spanish invaders. It was also said that there was much gold, and idols that could give great power and prosperity. But nobody knew where this city was--it was considered a "sacred place..."
But many people also lived near Aconcagua and had traveled in the area...and with the right amount of money were willing to sell anything! It was known that a number of powerful men were seeking the idols, but who was there on behalf of those political giants and who was there to steal and artifacts?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have personally attended Charles G. Irion and Ronald J. Watkins book signings. Two fascinating writers with international experience to details of events. Read morePublished on March 28, 2013 by Writing In Style
Once again I was not disappointed, this climb transports you to Argentine and Chile. The scenery as described is beautiful and you will also learn a little history of the Inca's. Read morePublished on August 2, 2012 by druidgirl