Avalanche Express by Colin Forbes

This is a review of Avalanche Express.

This is a cold war escape story of a high-ranking member of the Politburo of the Soviet Union who defects in Romania and is flown to Milan, just before the airport is closed by a severe snowstorm blanketing Northern Europe. He and his Western handlers have to catch the express train from Milan to Amsterdam as Schiphol airport is the only airport open.

The train goes via Lugano, the Gotthard Tunnel, Zurich, Basel, and Karlsruhe into Belgium. There are numerous attempts at assassination by the KGB and GRU all of which are unsuccessful due to the planning of the western intelligence services though there are some narrow escapes including from the avalanche set off on the Wasserhorn by Soviet agents.

Published by Julian Worker

Julian was born in Leicester, attended school in Yorkshire, and university in Liverpool. He has been to 94 countries and territories and intends to make the 100 when travel is easier. He writes travel books, murder / mysteries and absurd fiction. His sense of humour is distilled from The Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. His latest book is about a Buddhist cat who tries to help his squirrel friend fly further from a children's slide.

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