Jean-Hugues Oppel

Noir diamant

Black Diamond

May 6, 2021
Thriller
308 pages
150 × 200 mm
19,90 €
9782358877596
978-2-3588-7759-6
Jean-Hugues Oppel, Noir diamant
Jean-Hugues Oppel, Noir diamant

Lucy Chan, a CIA officer, survived an explosion that should have been fatal. Ironically, it was the agency that employs her that decided on this targeted strike that doomed her. Enough to make her want to look dead and disappear. But there is one woman in the CIA who cannot believe that Lucy is just another mortal.
Her former trainer, Darby Owens, now deputy director of the Agency, is determined to find the young woman. Because an invisible agent, whom everyone thinks is dead and who no longer appears in any register, can sometimes be of invaluable service. At the French-German border, it is necessary to go and see what is going on...

From secret shenanigans to explosive battles, Jean-Hugues Oppel guides us in the footsteps of two women who play a shady game on the chessboard of international dealings.

The author

Jean-Hugues Oppel is one of the great names in French political thrillers. He is also an author of black novels, a novelist for young people, a screenwriter... His novel Six-Pack has been adapted to the cinema. He was the winner of the Grand Prix de littérature policière and the Prix Mystère de la critique. Published by François Guérif at Rivages Noir Editions, he joined La Manufacture de livres Editions in 2017 with the novels 19 500$ la tonne then Total labrador.

Strong points

A feminine spy thriller, a true tribute to the genre.

An author who has won several literary prizes, including the Grand Prix de Littérature policière.

An author identified thanks to a regular and sustained presence at literary fairs and festivals.

Press

“Perfectly informed and mastering documentation as accurate as it is rigorous, Oppel tackles the murky and frightening world of the CIA.”

Roger Martin, L’Humanité.

“The good news is the return of Jean-Hugues Oppel. His style is a real treat!”

Christophe Dupuis, Sang froid.
May 6, 2021
Thriller
308 pages
150 × 200 mm
19,90 €
9782358877596
978-2-3588-7759-6