Abandoned on Everest


Written by Quentin Stern with
Charles G. Irion and
Ronald J. Watkins
Publisher: Irion Books, LLC
Paperback $12.95
Kindle $1.99
160 pages

Abandoned on Everest written by tabloid reporter, Quentin Stern, is the prequel to Murder on Everest. Stern reveals the inside story of the Mt. Everest expedition including sexual misdeeds, sabotage and media manipulation, all of which leads to Derek Sodoc’s tragic death.

When Derek Sodoc, only son of the world’s richest and most powerful man dies attempting to climb Mt. Everest, questions are raised. Was it the mountain? Or perhaps something more sinister.

After reading the book Abandoned on Everest that details Derek Sodoc’s untimely death, Sodoc’s father convinces the surviving expedition members to return to Everest – presumably to recover Derek’s body. With billions at stake and a relentless father searching for someone to blame, everyone is a suspect.

Set against the backdrop of the world’s highest and deadliest mountain, Murder on Everest is filled with intrigue, sex, betrayal, murder and mystery. It is unlike any murder mystery you’ve ever read.


“Though the temperature fell significantly after dark, Base Camp turned into a party. Sources there say that strong drink was widespread and that familiar pungent odor of strong ganja bought in Kathmandu drifted in the air. Stereos blared the latest pop songs, hip hop or Euro tech. The young and horny moved from camp to camp in search of excitement and a fresh companion for the night. Few were disappointed.

At the foot of Everest it was as if all rules were extinguished, that nothing mattered so much as getting what you wanted and keeping the party going. It was a dangerous mix of frivolity and lust.

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