High CrimesPeople die every year on Mount Everest. This year is going to be murder.Living in the bleak majesty of Kathmandu, Zan Jensen is an Americanexpatriate on the run from a scandalous past. Working for a fly-by-nightadventure consulting service, Zan escorts tourists and thrill-seekers upthe Himalayas' tallest and deadliest peaks. Along with Haskell Price,fellow climbing guide and mentor, the two partner up in a more sinisterline of work: high-altitude grave robbing. Stripping the bodies they findleft at deadly altitudes of personal effects and right hands, Zan andHaskell shake down the families and friends of the dead for a hefty bodyreturn fee. When Price stumbles across the decades-old corpse of SullivanMars below the peak of Mount Everest, it puts the partners in thecrosshairs of a global mystery that someone is all too willing to kill tokeep secret.