A team of freelance spies gets caught up in a web of corruption and terrorism in a struggle to control rare minerals key to today's technology. Shortlisted for the 2015 Quais du Polar Series Prize.
Panic strikes at the highest levels of the French government when the former president is found hanging from the rafters in his home right after a terrorist attack at the airport. Is it suicide or assassination? Freelance operative John Spencer Larivière, his karate-trained partner, Victoire, and their computer-genius sidekick, Luc, must find out what he was hiding. Quickly the investigation turns into a globe-spanning confrontation in a world of high-frequency trading where manipulation and corruption reign. Larivière races against the clock to find out who is pulling the strings.
Bernard Besson, an expert in economic intelligence, writes "masterfully paced and wondrously prescient" modern-day spy thrillers set in a post-Panama Papers world.
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