Or noir (Black Gold)

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Marseille, 1973. The French connection is approaching its peak; the underworld is everywhere. In a universe full of vices, young commissioner Daquin will attempt to lead an investigation involving mafia members, weapon traffickers and spies, with an oil crisis as a backdrop.  The Marseille ambiance characteristic of Jean Claude Izzo appears in this perfectly intense thriller.

Or noir (Black Gold), a thriller by Dominique Manotti, Gallimard.

When he was a child, François-Xavier always kept a book in the pocket of his jeans. However, for the first decade of his working life, he put his love of books aside to embark on a successful career in human resources. At age 34, deciding that life was too short not enjoy every moment of it, François-Xavier quit his position, moved to Toulouse, and opened his own bookstore. Six years later, while L'Autre Rive was thriving in the Pink city, François-Xavier heard that the French Embassy was looking for someone to run a future bookshop, and he moved to New York in August of 2013. The fine selection of books on display at Albertine is a reflection of his hard work.
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