The author used at least five different writing names but was best known as
Trevanian, The New York Times said. He died Wednesday of chronic heart disease,
his agent told Saturday`s newspaper.
In addition to the ‘Eiger Sanction,’ Trevanian`s international best sellers
included 1979`s ‘Shibumi’ and ‘The Loo Sanction’ in 1973. His 10 known published
books sold more than 5 million copies and were translated into at least 14
I remember when I was a kid reading SHIBUMI and thinking the sex scenes were really hot, particularly the one where the hero made love to a woman by stroking her with razor blades (which included an author’s note not to try this technique at home unless you were well trained in the erotic arts. Sadly, I dropped out without getting my diploma).