Lorraine Connection

Lorraine Connection

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The players in this deadly-serious game of Monopoly will stop at nothing.

In Pondange, Lorraine, the Korean Daewoo group manufactures cathode ray tubes. Working conditions are abysmal, but as it’s the only source of employment in this bleak former iron and steel-manufacturing region, the workers daren’t protest. Until a strike breaks out, and there’s a fire at the factory. But is it an accident? The Pondange factory is at the centre of a strategic battle being played out in Paris, Brussels and Asia for the takeover of the ailing state-owed electronic giant, Thomson. Unexpectedly the Matra-Daewoo alliance wins the bid. Rival contender Alcatel believes there’s foul play involved and brings in the big guns led by its head of security service. Intrepid private cop Charles Montoya is called to Lorraine to investigate, and explosive revelations follow – dirty tricks, blackmail and murder.

'A perfect crime novel, so well written and beautifully translated, all within 200 pages' Petrona 

'This thriller is an unusual, stylish and compelling read which I would highly recommend' Euro Crime

 

Price £: 
8.99
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Published: 
09 Feb 2009
ISBN: 
9781905147618
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Lorraine Connection

Translated by 

The players in this deadly-serious game of Monopoly will stop at nothing.

In Pondange, Lorraine, the Korean Daewoo group manufactures cathode ray tubes. Working conditions are abysmal, but as it’s the only source of employment in this bleak former iron and steel-manufacturing region, the workers daren’t protest. Until a strike breaks out, and there’s a fire at the factory. But is it an accident? The Pondange factory is at the centre of a strategic battle being played out in Paris, Brussels and Asia for the takeover of the ailing state-owed electronic giant, Thomson. Unexpectedly the Matra-Daewoo alliance wins the bid. Rival contender Alcatel believes there’s foul play involved and brings in the big guns led by its head of security service. Intrepid private cop Charles Montoya is called to Lorraine to investigate, and explosive revelations follow – dirty tricks, blackmail and murder.

'A perfect crime novel, so well written and beautifully translated, all within 200 pages' Petrona 

'This thriller is an unusual, stylish and compelling read which I would highly recommend' Euro Crime

 

Price £: 
5.99
eBook
Published: 
19 Mar 2009
ISBN: 
9781908129239
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About the author

  • Dominique Manotti

    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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