In High Places by Tom Morrisey


      Nancy and I have rarely read a book with such personal impact as Tom Morrisey‘s In High Places. Its central theme(When nothing else remains, Hope is enough.) was obvious enough for even me to catch, but not so blatant as to seem didactic. Certainly not the least of this book’s strong points was the way it sucked me in to its well-developed characters’ heads and filled me with empathy for their pain.

      This book has it all: It’s suspenseful without the sadism of a stalker. It’s romantic without the mush of a romance. It’s technical without having to consult a climbers’ manual. That said, I did resort to my trusty desk dictionary on occasion for clarification.
      Yes, rock climbing is central to the story, but after the first couple of chapters I was so caught up with the characters and the dangers they faced that even this strictly level-ground-walker was fascinated by the story’s twists.
      What more can I say than “Buy It.” You won’t regret it.

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