Le French Book Publishes THE BLEIBERG PROJECT
Le French Book, a digital-first publisher specializing in top mysteries and thrillers from France, just released an adrenaline-pumping thriller about World War II, its effect on people then and its consequences in the present day.
Are Hitler's atrocities really over? For depressive Wall Street trader Jeremy Corbin, absolute truths become undeniable lies overnight. He finds out his long-lost father is dead, he discovers his boss's real identity, and he ends up boarding a plane to Zurich. He has a Nazi medallion in his pocket, a hot CIA bodyguard next to him, and a clearly dangerous Mossad agent on his tail. What was his father investigating? Why was his mother assassinated? Why are unknown sides fighting over him with automatic weapons? Can the conspiracy be stopped?
This fast-paced thriller full of humor and humanity was an instant sensation in France. It's like a dash of Robin Cook, a splash of John Grisham, and a pinch of Clive Cussler combined into a unique experience with a very distinctive voice all its own.
It is the first of a trilogy that is about hope and paying tribute to all victims of war and to people who were deported. "All the characters were based on survivors' testimonials," the author David Khara says. "Everything is factually based, although I do speculate with 'what if?'"
Khara adds, "The idea of The Project Bleiberg came to me after hearing the testimony of a woman who survived the death camps. Three things struck me during the interview. The first one was her sharp sense of humor. She said that prisoners inside the camp made jokes whenever they could. Humanity cannot be destroyed as long as laughter is possible. It becomes an act of resistance. The second thing was her will to survive, no matter the obstacles, no matter the horrors she would have to go through. And finally, she was the living proof that to remember and understand history is the best, and maybe the only way, to avoid some mistakes being made again. The book tries to honor these three points."
Top author and blockbuster translator
French author David Khara, a former journalist, top-level athlete, and entrepreneur, is a full-time writer. Khara wrote his first novel-a vampire thriller-in 2010, before starting his Consortium thriller series. The first in the series, The Bleiberg Project, was an instant success in France, catapulting Khara into the ranks of France's top thriller writers.
Translator Simon John was born in the United Kingdom. After graduating from Cambridge University, he stage-managed and produced theatre for two years. A quest for wine, women and goat cheese led him to Paris, where he began working in film production and translation. While his focus has been on translating and subtitling movies, such as Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or-winner Love and blockbusters Taken 1 & 2, Simon has also translated for Yasmina Réza, the art magazine L'Officiel Art and gardening manuals. After twenty fertile years and 3,713 goat cheese salads in Paris, he is now based in Berlin.