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Another exhilarating crime novel by the best-selling author of “Rough Trade”, chosen Book of the Year in the “Independent” by Amanda Hopkinson and Joan Smith. A group of school friends who campaigned together at Rennes in the heydey of 1968: Agathe Renourd and her protege Nicolas Berger are in charge of the communications network of a major insurance consortium; Christian Deluc has become a council member at the Elysee Palace; Amelie raises thoroughbreds. Now, in 1989, the paths of these former students are due to cross in an entirely unexpected fashion as they start playing with fire, carried along by the euphoria born of power. Events begin to take off: race horses die under mysterious circumstances; unimaginable quantities of cocaine appear at Parisian parties and dashing Nicolas Berger meets a violent end when a bomb explodes in his car.