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Greenland Breach

Author Bernard BESSON

on Tour

October 28 – November 6, 2013

with his spy thriller:

The Greenland Breach

 Release date: October 30, 2013
from Le French Book

   113,000 words/285 pages



A stylish, fast-paced spy thriller about the intrigue, economic warfare and struggles for natural resources promised by global warming. The Arctic ice caps are breaking up. Europe and the East Coast of the Unites States brace for a tidal wave. Meanwhile, former French intelligence officer John Spencer Larivière, his karate-trained, steamy Eurasian partner, Victoire, and their bisexual 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.
A plausible vision of climate catastrophe combines with French freelance spies and Bond-like action forming a gripping page-turner of a thriller.[provided by the publisher]



Award-winning thriller writer Bernard Besson, who was born in Lyon, France, in 1949, is a former top-level chief of staff of the French intelligence services, an eminent specialist in economic intelligence and Honorary General Controller of the French National Police. 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. He has also written a number of prize-winning thrillers and several works of nonfiction. He currently lives in the fourteenth arrondissement of Paris, right down the street from his heroes.
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. She has translated twenty-eight books, including many French classics, and writes on the side. She lives in her hometown of Sydney, Australia, with her husband, dog and two cats.


“Original and harrowing.”


This is a remarkable book that is fascinating, frightening, instructive and fun all at once.”


“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



Monday, Oct 28
Review + Giveaway at
Musings of a Writer And Unabashed Francophile

Tuesday, Oct 29
Review + Giveaway at I Am, Indeed

Wednesday, Oct 30
Review + Giveaway at Booklover Book Reviews

Thursday, Oct 31
Guest-post + Giveaway at CMash Reads

Friday, Nov 1
Review + Giveaway at Mommasez…

Saturday, November 2
Review at Twin Spin
Review + Giveaway at Turning The Pages

Sunday, November 3
Review + Giveaway at Gluten Free + 2

Monday, November 4
Review + Giveaway at Finding Time To Write
Review at Words And Peace

Tuesday, November 5
Review + Giveaway at Queen of All She Reads

Wednesday, November 6
Review at Confessions of a Word Addict
Interview + Excerpt + Giveaway at Words And Peace