Alistaire Maclean wrote some brilliant books. In them all the twists keep coming, to the last page.
Where Eagles Dare is such a book, made into a film. Set during World war II and starring Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood. A great adventure -
And, here is the proof that there is a fight scene, with ice picks, on a cable car (I always close my eyes at this point)
Enjoy, if you haven't already.