Affairs Of State

Affairs Of State

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The author of the award-winning Lorraine Connection returns with yet another riveting tale of intrigue and corruption.

A call-girl whose black book lists her elite international clients is found murdered, a mysterious plane bound for Iran disappears over Turkey - and the president's closest advisor, Bonard, is manipulating the system with consummate ease. It's up to rookie advisor Noria Ghozali to untangle the threads which bind these events together - and to combat the racism which repeatedly stalls her efforts.

'Affairs of State is a tense, exciting and masterly novel about the abuse of power and wealth by the French inner establishment' Petrona

'Seamlessly integrates a fine crime story with an equally convincing grip on the character of the northern landscape' Judge of the CWA Duncan Lawrie International Dagger Award

'Gets under the skin in a way that has rarely been so compelling, and certainly never sexier' Cary Gee, Tribune

'Another excellent French crime writer to set alongside Fred Vargas' Publishing News

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About the author

  • Dominique Manotti

    Dominique Manotti is a professor of 19th-century economic history in Paris. She is the author of several novels, including Rough Trade, Dead Horsemeat (short-listed for the Duncan Lawrie International Dagger award), Lorraine Connection (which won the International Dagger award and was nominated for the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards) and Affairs of State.

    Her latest work, Escape, once again demonstrates her ability to give fascinating insights into the darkest and most interesting areas of European political history.

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