For Bernard Besson, a specialist in economic intelligence with a long career in French intelligence and law enforcement, “Both nations and multinational corporations are fighting for essential strategic knowledge they hope to be the first to use. In my novel, The Greenland Breach, the heroes are little-known actors in this economic war for the future. The blood splattered on the ice sheets of Greenland belongs to shadow fighters, mercenaries fighting battles we don’t learn about on the evening news.”
In this first print release from the mystery and thriller publisher Le French Book, “Bernard Besson takes the eco-thriller to a new level,” according to bestselling author Jon Land. The Greenland Breach is a stylish cli-fi spy novel with environmental catastrophe, geopolitical fallout, freelance spies and Bond-like action.
Melting Ice Caps and Freelance Operatives
The Arctic ice caps are breaking up. Europe and the East Coast of the United States brace for a tidal wave. Meanwhile, former French intelligence officer John Spencer Larivière, his karate-trained, steamy Eurasian partner Victoire, and their computer-genius sidekick Luc pick up an ordinary freelance assignment that quickly leads them into the glacial silence of the great north, where a merciless war is being waged for control of discoveries that will change the future of humanity.
The Greenland Breach was translated by world-renowned translator Julie Rose, best known for her acclaimed translation of Les Misérables, which Rose considers one of the first great detective novels of our time. She says, “The Greenland Breach is stylish and fast-paced, with beautifully orchestrated action—like a sophisticated manga—and it’s written by a man who knows exactly what he’s doing. The images of the collapse of Greenland as the icecap melts are stunning and stay with you, every bit as much as the finely tuned intrigue of industrial espionage.”
“Equal parts Clive Cussler and Michael Crichton” – Jon Land, bestselling author of Strong Rain Falling
“Original and harrowing.” – Cosmopolitan
“This is cousin to thoughtful works such as Buckell’s Arctic Rising, but the narrative’s tone and tendency toward grand spectacle resembles more lurid thrillers like The Day After Tomorrow...Besson constructs a complex plot and confidently portrays the grandiosity as it unfolds.” – Publishers Weekly
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