PATHS OF GLORY
ALSO BY JEFFREY ARCHER
Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less
Shall We Tell the President?
Kane & Abel
The Prodigal Daughter
First Among Equals
A Matter of Honor
As the Crow Flies
Honor Among Thieves
The Fourth Estate
The Eleventh Commandment
Sons of Fortune
The Gospel According to Judas (with the
assistance of Professor Francis J. Moloney)
A Prisoner of Birth
A Quiver Full of Arrows
A Twist in the Tale
Twelve Red Herrings
The Collected Short Stories
To Cut a Long Story Short
Cat O’Nine Tales
Beyond Reasonable Doubt
Volume One: Hell
Volume Two: Purgatory
Volume Three: Heaven
Mallory: Walking Off the Map
This is a work of fiction. All of the characters,
organizations, and events portrayed in this novel are
either products of the author’s imagination or are
PATHS OF GLORY. Copyright © 2009 by Jeffrey Archer.
All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of
America. For information, address St. Martin’s
Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Archer, Jeffrey, 1940–
Paths of glory / Jeffrey Archer.—1st ed.
1. Mallory, George, 1886–1924—Fiction. I. Title.
First published in the United Kingdom by Macmillan,
an imprint of Pan Macmillan Ltd.
In memory of
who encouraged me to write this book
My special thanks go to the mountaineer and
historian Audrey Salkeld
for her invaluable help, advice, and expertise.
My thanks also go to Simon Bainbridge, John
Bryant, Rosie de Courcy, Anthony Geffen, Bear
Grylls, George Mallory II, Alison Prince, and Mari
Inspired by a true story
Elegy Written in a Country
The boast of heraldry,...