Thursday 29 September 2016

The Rare Earth Exchange by Bernard Besson

The Rare Earth ExchangeThe Rare Earth Exchange by Bernard Besson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I have always enjoyed the publications of Le French Book and this is no exception. Following a terrorist cyber-attack on an aircraft at Orly airport in Paris and the subsequent death of a former French president, the private investigation / intelligence company Fermatown is hired by the French Government to find out who is responsible. This is the second novel for the Fermatown team, it revolves around the very lucrative market trading of rare earth elements used in high tech industries, and the corruption which has spawned from it. Obviously knowing what I like to read, the author has developed a very good detective story, cleverly combining it with a plausible political conspiracy. Although the plot is complex, the style is easy to follow and captivating. Another very good story and translation from Le French Book.

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