The Rare Earth Exchange by Bernard BessonThe Rare Earth Exchange by Bernard Besson

The Rare Earth Exchange

byBernard BessonEditorSophie Weiner

Paperback | June 28, 2016

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A team of freelance spies gets caught up in a web of corruption and terrorism in a struggle to control rare minerals key to today's technology. Panic strikes at the highest levels of the French government when the former president is found hanging from the rafters in his home right after a terrorist attack at the airport. Is it suicide or assassination? Freelance operative John Spencer Larivière, his karate-trained partner Victoire, and their computer-genius sidekick Luc must find out what he was hiding. Quickly, the investigation turns into a globe-spanning confrontation in a world of high-frequency trading where manipulation and corruption reign. Larivière races against the clock to find out who is pulling the strings.
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 an...
Title:The Rare Earth ExchangeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:274 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 28, 2016Publisher:Le French BookLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1939474620

ISBN - 13:9781939474629

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Editorial Reviews

"With a sharp sense of what is at stake in today's world of espionage and global economic warfare, Bernard Besson has written a fast-paced, intelligent and entirely plausible thriller." -Bookseller review

"From Paris to Malaysia, once again Besson's fast-paced prose uncovers the deepest, darkest and most violent realities of our times." -Le Monde de l'écrit

Shortlisted for the 2015 Quais du Polar Series Prize