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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221250549
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 336
Size : 135 x 215 mm
À Paraître
The Rumour

Release date : 12/11/2020
Jean-Louis Debré offers a roman à clef on the current political sphere, whose plot was drawn from the best sources.
The crime unit and the examining magistrate are having a hard time solving a murder committed early one morning right in the middle of Paris. Is it an ordinary crime? It seems to have been committed by a homeless man, who has been arrested and placed in custody. A political... The crime unit and the examining magistrate are having a hard time solving a murder committed early one morning right in the middle of Paris. Is it an ordinary crime? It seems to have been committed by a homeless man, who has been arrested and placed in custody. A political crime? On the margins of the judiciary enquiry being carried out in the greatest secrecy, it has been discovered that the counter-intelligence unit is also interested in the affair. A rumor starts to spread on the news and on social media that the young president could be gravely ill. Politicians get agitated, the presidential election looms on the horizon and many hope that the rumor is true and the president will have to step down.
The president orders intelligence services to investigate the actual criminal affair. The victim is identified as a Russian agent charged with influencing the result of the next presidential election, just like they did in the U.S. Intelligence guesses that the rumor about the president’s illness is not unconnected to this agent’s mission. But as of yet, nothing connects the rumor and the crime.
Gradually, the murder of the KGB spy appears to have been a settling of accounts within Russia itself. Moreover, its presumed perpetrator quickly left France to return to Moscow and not be troubled by the arrest warrant against him.
As for the rumor about the president’s health, it appears the origin must be found out among those who were close to him for a certain time being and helped him during his rise to power. They now seem to be taking revenge for not being rewarded after his election. But the chief of state has always been wary of political scheming. Yet in wanting to unmask them, he risks committing base act of his own.
This is of course a novel, as Jean-Louis Debré is careful to point out, and any resemblance to reality lies purely with readers and the fruit of their vivid imaginations.
 
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EAN : 9782221250549
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 336
Size : 135 x 215 mm
Robert Laffont