The Dying Minutes is a fictional, crime thriller that is set in Marseilles, France.
The story starts in 1972 where a gold bullion heist goes wrong, and they are hijacked. Fast forward 27 years and Daniel Jacquot receives an unexpected gift from an old fishing friend. This points the detective to the missing gold bullion. Following several murders an investigation commences, and leading the team is Daniel Jacquot’s ex partner Isabelle Cassier. Isobelle quickly realises that she is still in love with Jacquot. They both go on a hunt for the gold with several crime lords hot on their heels, but is the gold still hidden after all these years?
At first I found this book quite a difficult read, and it took me a good few chapters to get into it. I also got confused a few times with who was who and what was happening to the person, so I read the first few chapters a couple of times to ensure I really ‘got it’.