“A powerful, fast actioned thriller, The Greenland Breach just pulled me in. I couldn't put it down. Although written in French and partly based in France the novel translated superbly into English.
This is a political eco-thriller incorporating the greed of conglomerates and those abusing their power. The ice caps of Greenland are breaking up and will cause havoc in Northern Europe, Canada and the USA. However, the despair and destruction of many peoples' lives and livelihoods not to mention the ongoing damage to the Earth is of little consequence to those who are only interested in money.
Enter the Fermatown Team, consisting of John Spencer Larivière; an ex French intelligence officer, Victoire his wife and Luc, the whiz kid on computers and technology. John had received injuries whilst in active service but remains a very strong athletic force. Victoire has a past which threatens to overtake her and Luc, the bisexual with such an adorable character. They are pitted against all sides but who is telling the truth.
Besson has incorporated a wide variety of characters into a well thought out plot or should I say plots. The Greenland Breach never lets up, it is just a page turner of a high standard. I won't give any spoilers but the distress of Captain Loïc Le Guévenec of the Bouc-Bel-Air and the resourcefulness of his wife Isabelle add to intrigue. Although Luc gave a completely different aspect to the plot, especially when he went undercover; a super-fit sexual athlete,
The scenes when John was fighting for his life in the cold wilderness of Greenland will stay with me as will the depicted ecological disaster that awaits us. Monsieur Besson looks to have led an extremely interesting life and this is reflected in The Greenland Breach. An author to look out for.” —5-star Netgalley Review