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Killer Storm

A terror attack at Everest Base Camp. Ryan and his friends are taken hostage. The scene is set for the ultimate Everest adventure

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Teenage climber Ryan Hart is still in Nepal, working at a refugee centre with his Tibetan girlfriend, Tashi. His obsession with summiting Mount Everest is as strong as ever, but a climbing accident puts his plans on hold.

As soon as Ryan recovers, he and Tashi journey deep into the Himalaya. Old friends have come back into their lives and invited them on the adventure. On the way they discover disturbing news: Nepal’s summer rains have failed and the country is in chaos. There are riots in the cities. Bandits roam the hills. 

As they arrive at Base Camp, a violent terrorist attack kicks off. Ryan and his friends are held hostage.

Escape is their only option, but all the trails are guarded. They must head for Everest’s deadly slopes. The friends battle against the elements to keep one step ahead of the terror leader as the chase intensifies …

Storm clouds gather high on the mountain.

The scene is set for the ultimate Everest adventure.



Matt Dickinson is an award-winning writer and filmmaker with a passion for climbing and adventure. During his filmmaking career he has worked as a director/cameraman for National Geographic television, the Discovery Channel, the BBC and Channel 4. His film projects have taken him to Antarctica, Africa and the Himalaya, often in the company of the world’s leading climbers and expeditioners. His most notable film success was Summit Fever in which Matt reached the summit of Everest via the treacherous north face. His book The Death Zone tells the true story of that ascent and has become a bestseller in many different countries.

Matt is currently patron of reading at Eltham College and continues to climb and explore. In January 2013 he summitted Mount Aconcagua, which, at 6,965 metres, is the highest peak in the world outside the Himalaya. In 2016, and again in 2017, he was back on Everest as writer in residence with Jagged Globe’s South Col Expedition. Currently, he is planning an ascent of Denali in Alaska, one of the ‘seven summits’.

Recently Matt has started writing fiction for teenage readers. His debut thriller series Mortal Chaos was well received by critics and readers alike. Matt has followed this up with The Everest Files, a dramatic and popular trilogy set on the world’s highest mountain. Lie Kill Walk Away is his latest teen thriller. When he’s not writing, Matt tours the UK, speaking at schools and colleges and inspiring a new generation of adventurers.

  • Title: Killer Storm
  • Sub-title: A terror attack at Everest Base Camp. A white-out blizzard rolls in. The scene is set for the ultimate Everest adventure.
  • Series title: The Everest Files
  • Author: Matt Dickinson
  • Imprint: Shrine Bell
  • ISBN: 978-1-911342-36-6
  • Rights: UK and Commonwealth (English language)
  • Publication date: 17 August 2017
  • Edition: First
  • Size: 198mm x 129mm
  • Extent: 304 pages, black and white
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Retail price: £6.99
  • Classification: YFC (Adventure Stories (Children's/Teenage)); FJ (Fiction, Adventure); WSZG (Climbing and mountaineering); IFKAH (Himalayas)

Also available as an ebook:

  • Imprint: Shrine Bell
  • ISBN: 978-1-911342-37-3
  • Publication date: 17 August 2017
  • Price: £6.99
'Killer Storm was action-packed, intense, and intriguing in regard to the culture of Nepal and the climbing that the teens accomplish.'
– Germ Magazine
‘Like the first two books in Dickinson’s Everest Files trilogy, this is a fast-paced, intelligent, and exciting novel.’
– Safie Maken Finlay, YA blogger
'What's also wonderful about this story is it's commentary on the politics that effect the citizens of Nepal and Tibet. Whilst the situations in this book are fictional, it shines a light on the political unrest that really does take place in these countries. It's remained a strong theme throughout this series, and I feel like I've learned a few things from it along the way.
The conclusion to Ryan's story is a brilliant one, filled with action and emotional moments until the end. I'll definitely miss this bunch of characters! I'm also going to miss the location. Everest is such an exciting place to set a series and the climbing scenes have been perfectly described, transporting you right to the mountain. (Base Camp is a destination on my bucket list and these books have only encouraged it!) I'm so glad I had the chance to read the story of Ryan and his friends.'
– Queen of Teen Fiction

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