With an apocalyptic roar, Greenland's Lauge Koch Kyst region broke off from the mainland and was drifting into Baffin Bay. A gigantic crevasse, hundreds of meters deep, had ripped through the center of the island continent and left a trench covering dozens of kilometers. An invisible axe had sundered the ice cap in two.
A fast-paced thriller about the geopolitics of climate change by a man eminently positioned to write it: the Honorary General Controller of the French National police, former Senior Chief of Staff at the French equivalent of the FBI, an expert in economic and business intelligence, and a prize-winning author of crime fiction.
Bernard Besson's lastest thriller starts with the breakup of the Arctic ice cap. The world is riveted by the news. Europe and the East Coast of the United States brace for the tsunami that the rupture of the northern lands will cause.
In the nearby sea, a ship belonging to the French geological research firm Terre Noire is in serious trouble. The crew and scientists are being taken off the ship, but the evacuation is jeopardized by the murder of an important scientist. The why of the murder seems to involve the exploration that Terre Noire was conducting; the who seems to implicate a rival scientific and economic development corporation, the Canadian-based Northland Group. There was a killer on board, and on land another one is roaming the icy peaks with a mission to attack other scientific explorers. What are the connections? And what is the meaning of the catastrophic events that are occurring? Is it economic warfare?
Two former French intelligence officers, John Spencer Larivière and his karate-trained, steamy Eurasian partner, Victoire, attempt to unravel the mysteries and stop the killings with the help of their bisexual computer-genius sidekick, Luc. They discover that in the glacial silence of the great north a merciless war is being waged—a war for control of the natural resources that will power the future of humanity.