Chain of Ice

Original title: Chaîne de glace

Publication Date:

November 2022



Original language and publisher

French | Editions XYZ

Territories Handled

English (World excl Canada), France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Scandinavia


Crime & Thrillers


  • Grands Prix du livre de la Montérégie – Arlette-Cousture Prize 2023 (winner)
  • The Crime Writers of Canada - Awards of Excellence 2023 (winner)

Chain of Ice

Original title: Chaîne de glace


Always inspired by the harsh landscapes and the industrial universe of Schefferville and Nord-du-Québec, the talented Isabelle Lafortune presents this fall Chaîne de glace , the sequel to the formidable novel Terminal Grand Nord. The police investigation develops around hot topics: industrial espionage, cryptocurrency, energy independence, international terrorism. A very detailed, very dense, intensely addictive legal and political thriller. – Marie-France Bornais, Le Journal de Montréal

The author signs a second thriller, a captivating thriller with many ramifications that we end with regret. – Coup de pouce

We will end up getting attached to the investigator Émile Morin and his friend, the writer Giovanni Celani! […]  This novel does good. It recounts our time, sends back to us the image of a humanity with often toxic international connections. – Éric Clément,  La Presse

A gripping thriller that touches on many of today’s hot-button issues including energy independence, crypto-currencies and environmental terrorism.

A sequel to Far North Terminal, which captured the hearts of readers and critics alike and was awarded the 2019 Jacques-Mayer Thriller Award.

Several years have passed since the terrible events that shook Schefferville, but Émile and Giovanni have never really moved on. Now heading a special unit which investigates crimes related to industrial development in Northern Quebec, Detective Morin can see that political support is wavering. Time is running out to shed light on the dark forces at work.

If Morin wants his funding renewed, he’ll have to drop everything and solve the murder of a Chinese national whose body was found on the site of the Romaine-1 hydroelectric station

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