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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221243152
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 432
Size : 1 x 240 mm
Novelty
Vesper

Release date : 23/01/2020
What could lead a man to cross dangerous territories and more to please a woman who won’t give him the time of day?
A woman, Vesper, and a man, Victor, meet for the final time one evening at Café Beaubourg. Any casual observer can easily see it’s a break-up. Vesper and Victor have been meeting for twenty-five years. She is number 2 at the DGSE, the external security branch of the French secret... A woman, Vesper, and a man, Victor, meet for the final time one evening at Café Beaubourg. Any casual observer can easily see it’s a break-up. Vesper and Victor have been meeting for twenty-five years. She is number 2 at the DGSE, the external security branch of the French secret services, and has her eyes set on becoming its director. He has long been her best agent in Africa. That is no longer the case.
She has sent him to the middle of a volcano and has often sacrificed him. However, from day one, Vesper is the only one who has mattered for Victor. He sees each of their secret meetings as a romantic one. On this fall evening, the are meeting for the last time. Vesper is letting go of her agent. Victor has a little over an hour to rectify the situation. Together, they recall the past twenty-five heart-pounding years, from the dawn of a reunified Berlin to the deceptive coastline of Mozambique, by way of rebellious Angola and the bloody decline of the Congo. Their victories and defeats are filled with faces such as Nelson Mandela, Robert Mugabe, and Jonas Savimbi. Today, the Cold War is no more and the stakes have changed. This means goodbye to France in Africa. Goodbye to Victor, a declassified agent. But how can they separate, when together they have ever so slightly changed the course of history? Can a man’s passion for the woman who has always been his boss overcome the power of the State? And what if another secret weighs between them?
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EAN : 9782221243152
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 432
Size : 1 x 240 mm
Robert Laffont