The N'Gustro Affair The N'Gustro Affair

The N'Gustro Affair

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Publisher Description

The debut novel of a pioneering author of French crime thrillers.

Mean, arrogant, naive, sadistic on occasion, the young Henri Butron records his life story on tape just before death catches up with him: a death passed off as a suicide by his killers, French secret service agents who need to hush up their role—and Butron’s—in the kidnapping, torture, and murder of a prominent opposition leader from a third-world African nation in the throes of a postcolonial civil war.

The N’Gustro Affair is a thinly veiled retelling of the 1965 abduction and killing of Mehdi Ben Barka, a radical opponent of King Hassan II of Morocco. But this is merely the backdrop to Jean-Patrick Manchette’s first-person portrait (with shades of Jim Thompson’s The Killer Inside Me) of a man who lacks the insight to see himself for what he is: a wannabe nihilist too weak to be even a full-bore fascist.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2021
September 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
200
Pages
PUBLISHER
New York Review Books
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
1.2
MB

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