Roderick d'ENTRAC
Conspiracy, terror, money, murder and sex, in the underskirts of France
The book, the context, the climate and crisis of corruption today

The eleven key characters are:

   - President Bardin: The old lion, fleeing demons, fighting to survive and deceiving allies;

   - De Beaucourt: Bardin’s “eminence grise”, “fixer” and guardian of skeletons and secrets;

   - Colonel Kirch: Beaucourt’s ruthless, compliant and ambitious agent;

   - Maretti: Interior Minister, scheming to usurp Bardin and be the first woman as president;

   - Colonel Mezrat: Weak, mean, ambitious, and manipulated by Maretti;

   - Titus Mallory: Risk consultant, broken by shame, bent on exposing “the system”;

   - Delphine de Daguerre: Lawyer doubling as femme fatale to undress a minister’s “suicide”;

   - Kir: Terrorist, scarred seductress seeking vengeance and respect;

   - The Lizard: The unknown killer, hired assassin, bred by betrayal in boyhood;

   - Leila Kournov: The girl with files on trafficking and embargo-breaking via the Balkans;

   - Lepol/Graz/Godunov: Balkan criminal, spy, broker for breaking embargoes on Iraq, Iran.