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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221096451
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 448
Size : 153 x 240 mm
The Angel's Betrayal

Release date : 16/03/2006

After having mastered the historical French novel, Eve de Castro changes genres here with her first contemporary thriller. And thrill-seekers will be grateful she did. With the power of her pen, de Castro creates heart-stopping, one-of-a-kind scenarios in this riveting psychological, character-driven suspense. Every single...

After having mastered the historical French novel, Eve de Castro changes genres here with her first contemporary thriller. And thrill-seekers will be grateful she did. With the power of her pen, de Castro creates heart-stopping, one-of-a-kind scenarios in this riveting psychological, character-driven suspense. Every single one her characters has a dark secret lingering in their past waiting for the moment to reveal itself. When, at last, they are all confronted with these truths, their lives are shattered.

De Castro handles this complexity with ease as she gradually and delightfully builds up to such a satisfying and explosive climax.

The year is 2001. Nat is a journalist from Rwanda who had fled to France after witnessing the massacre of his family. He begins investigating a lead involving September 11 after receiving information from `The Fawn', a mysterious man Nat beats at mahjong. Instead of taking the 30.000¥ that he won from him, Nat takes the risk and accepts something potentially more valuable - the scoop of his life. And the scoop turns out to be simply a name - Julie Osmond, a world famous singer. What initially might seem crazy (because why should Nat even trust this guy?), ends up leading Nat on a path to the terrifying truth. In digging up Julie's past, Nat uncovers the trace of her brother Lancelot, an international aid worker who disappeared in Afghanistan in November 2001. Now incarcerated in Guantanamo, Lancelot is accused of having planned a kamikaze attack against a high American dignitary. But how can Nat win when his enemy is manipulating the game? He may receive the glory that `The Fawn' promised him, but the match is far from over, as everything and everyone will turn against him.

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EAN : 9782221096451
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 448
Size : 153 x 240 mm
Robert Laffont