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    Ronald Malfi

ISBN: 9781605420677

The Ascent

by: Ronald Malfi

After the death of his wife, successful sculptor Tim Overleigh trades in his lucrative career for the world of extreme sports. But when a caving accident nearly ends his life, Tim falls into a self-destructive downward spiral.

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  • Croatia, Skorpion Publishing
  • India, Grey Oak
  • Germany, Luzifer Verlag

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Ronald Malfi is the award-winning author of several horror novels, mysteries, and thrillers. In 2009, his crime drama Shamrock Alley won a Silver IPPY Award. In 2011, his ghost story/mystery Floating Staircase was nominated by the Horror Writers Association for best novel; the book also won a Gold IPPY Award for best horror novel. In 2015, his thriller December Park won the Beverly Hills International Book Award for suspense. Most recognized for his haunting, literary style and memorable characters, Malfi’s dark fiction has gained acceptance among readers of all genres. He currently lives with his wife and daughter along the Chesapeake Bay, where he is at work on his next book. .   _____________________________________________________________________

Awards and Nominations

Floating Staircase

2012 IPPY Gold Award Winner (Horror)

2011 Bram Stoker Award nominee (Best Novel)

Shamrock Alley 2009 IPPY Silver Award Winner (Mystery/Suspense/Thriller)
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About This Book
Overview

After the death of his wife, successful sculptor Tim Overleigh trades in his lucrative career for the world of extreme sports. But when a caving accident nearly ends his life, Tim falls into a self-destructive downward spiral.

On the cusp of losing his mind, Tim runs into an old friend who tries to convince him to join a team of men climbing the Godesh Ridge in Nepal. The journey requires crossing the Tibetan beyul—the hidden lands—to seek out the elusive Canyon of Souls.

Knowing he needs to get away and put his life back on track, Tim departs for Nepal. But what begins as a journey steeped in Tibetan folklore and mysticism soon turns into an experiment in torment, destruction, and death. Will any of the men escape the mountain with their lives?

Details

ISBN: 9781605420677
Publisher: Medallion Press Inc.
Publish Date: 2010
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“Malfi, like the great documentarians, really makes us feel as though we are there.”

~ David Pitt, Booklist (July 2010)

“Richly detailed and filled with mysteries. . . . I couldn’t wait to find out what was happening to Tim.”

~ Urban Bachelorette (July 2010)

“Fast-paced, the story line spins . . . into something more hazardous than hanging off a cliff at the top of the world. Readers will relish Ronald Malfi’s exciting tale as the men make a dramatic ascent to the top of the world but cannot ascend man’s insidious nature.”

~ Harriet Klausner, Independent Reviewer (September 2010)

“The Ascent is a thrilling edge-of-your-seat ride that should not be missed. Don’t let the title fool you; it is less about a mountain and more about life in general. If you love thrillers that keep you guessing, this is a must read.”

~ Kendall Gutierrez, Suspense Magazine (December 2010)

“The Ascent is filled with . . . plenty of action, heartache, pain, redemption, and a nicely tied together ending. . . . The deeper aspects of the novel made the climb and Tim’s struggle that much more tangible to me.”

~ Giovanni Gelati, Gelati’s Scoop (September 2010)

“The Ascent is a thoughtful and fun thriller that will prove hard to put down.”

~ Midwest Book Review (November 14, 2010)