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Greenland Breach

“Le French Book is a publisher that brings France’s best mysteries, thrillers, novels, short stories, and non-fiction
to new readers across the English-speaking world.”

Publishing only digital books so far, they are now also publishing books in print!
The Greenland Breach had a very successful tour last October, so author Bernard Besson is on tour again,
as his book will be available in print on April 30!

Author Bernard BESSON

on Tour

April 28-May 7

with his spy thriller:

The Greenland Breach

 E-Release date: October 30, 2013
Print release: April 30, 2014
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.”–Cosmopolitan

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

If you still need encouragement to read this great thriller, please come this way and have a look at the enthusiastic reviews we had last October




Tuesday, April 29
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at Book Nerd

Wednesday, April 30
Review + Giveaway at Valli’s Book Den

Monday, May 5
Review + Giveaway at Making My Mark

Tuesday, May 6
Review at The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader