"The Coldest Place on Earth" by Tim Vicary
This is the story of Scott and Amundsen, and of one of the most famous and dangerous races in history.
When a large plane is hijacked, the Prime Minister looks at the list of passengers and suddenly becomes very, very frightened.
There is a name on the list that the Prime Minister knows very well - too well. There is someone on that plane who will soon be dead - if the hijackers can find out who he is! And there isn"t much time. One man lies dead on the runway. In a few minutes the hijackers will use their guns again.
And the Prime Minister knows who they are going to kill.