Sunday, November 3, 2013

"The Greenland Breach," by Bernard Besson

A "cli-fi" thriller from award-winning French novelist Bernard Besson. Price reduced for a limited time!

The Greenland Breach, by Bernard Besson
Price: $9.99 $3.99 (save 60%)
355 pages

"One of my favourite reads this year! The Greenland Breach was a heart pounding adrenaline filled thriller that I hated having to put down to you know eat and sleep. Right away, I felt myself being sucked into the story line. There was so much going on in the story that at first I was worried about the author being able to tie everything together, but those worries were proved unfounded because by the time I reached the end of the book I though things wrapped up just nicely. I loved how even the smaller plot twists added to the overall flow of the story in a grand way. I thought the characters were all unique and I just loved all their little quirks and how they added flare to the novel and I enjoyed that they all had a sense of humour because I hate when a book doesn't have any laughs and in a thriller like The Greenland Breach it is really needed. I also enjoyed the way that the author told the story. It was detailed when it needed to be without being mind numbingly so and I appreciated that the author knew when to reign that aspect in. I also enjoyed the pacing of the novel because it damn near took my breath away with all the action but like the seriousness of it was balanced out by humour the action was also followed by some nice lulls where the plot was explained more." -- Amazon reviewer

A cli-fi spy novel by a prizewinning novelist and former top-level French intelligence officer.

A fast-paced combination of environmental catastrophe, geopolitical stakes, freelance spies and Bond-like action. 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.

Praise for The Greenland Breach:

"Bernard Besson takes the eco-thriller to a whole new level in his spectacular novel. Masterfully paced and wondrously prescient… Equal parts Clive Cussler and Michael Crichton, The Greenland Breach is a terrific story that charges out of the gate and speeds in relentless fashion to a wholly satisfying finish." --Jon Land, bestselling author of Strong Rain Falling

"This book is rather like one of these slightly more upmarket chocolates. It has a thick outer layer and something completely different as a filling. As to the wrapping, it’s always interesting to watch the wheel turn…The Greenland Breach is a novel of considerable flair and panache which starts with a major environmental event and then skillfully switches focus to the ravages of human greed as plots are laid and manipulations executed (in every sense of the word). With this combination of flavors, the novel hits the sweet spot of enjoyment." --Thinking about Books

"Original and harrowing." -Cosmopolitan
"This is a remarkable book that is fascinating, frightening, instructive and fun all at once." -Inter-Ligère

"Suspense is omnipresent from beginning to end. The story navigates between climate change, subsequent natural disasters, corporate rivalries, murder, espionage, mysteries and love. Besson progressively weaves a web that entraps the readers. Each page make you want to turn the following one quicker to find out what happens next." -Culture et Plaisir par la lecture

Bernard Besson is an expert in economic intelligence and a prizewinning thriller writer of eight thrillers. He was involved in dismantling Soviet spy rings in France and Western Europe when the USSR fell and has real inside knowledge from his work auditing intelligence services and the police. This is his first book translated into English. He lives in Paris. We can provide translation support for interviews, guest posts and the like.

Julie Rose is a prize-winning, world-renowned translator of major French thinkers, known for, among other works, her acclaimed translation of Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, which was published by Random House in 2008.

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