The Cordillera

by Luis Rousset



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/22/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 330
ISBN : 9781665560399
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 330
ISBN : 9781665560382
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 330
ISBN : 9781665560375

About the Book

Jacques Laurent was born in France but brought up by his Argentinian uncle, Ignacio, a bachelor with no children of his own. An estanciero with properties in la Pampa province, closer to Buenos Aires, and in the Santa Cruz province, Patagonia, Ignacio was responsible for instilling in young Jacques his passion for mountains and horses. A graduate from France's most prestigious college, the École Polythecnique, this is Jacque's story of his loves and adventures, a tale of amazing mettle and daring in face of different kinds of dangers and adverse odds. A courage sharpened by the mountain peaks he had to conquer, and the horses he had to tame. From saving missionaries in Central America and rescuing people in the deep Amazon Forest under impossible conditions, the story goes on to fighting a ruthless gang of criminals with activities in France and in Turkey and chasing terrorists in the Middle East. The reader will be fascinated by the tale and will become immersed in the same environments and difficulties faced by Jacques.

About the Author

Luis Rousset is a 1971 PhD graduate in Mineral Engineering from Stanford University. Throughout his career he traveled through the mining areas of Arizona, California and Utah in the United States and in South America , he visited remote areas in Peru during the risky times of the "Sendero Luminoso" and in the Chilean/Argentinian Andes. Driven by his extensive knowledge of different places and cultures, Dr. Rousset only recently began writing novels as a hobby. Dr. Luis and his wife share their time between their home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and an apartment in NYC. They have two daughters, Adriana who lives in NYC, and Anna Luiza who lives in Boca Raton, FL. and two grandchildren. The Cordillera is Dr. Rousset’s fourth novel.