The Man Who Risked It All

By Laurent Gounelle

     having a look down from the Eiffel Tower, Alan Greenmor stands at the facet, decided to finish all of it. As he prepares to leap, his ideas are interrupted by way of a cough. To his correct is a mysterious stranger in a depressing swimsuit, smoking a cigar. this is often Yves Dubreuil. the individual that will swap Alan’s life.
     Dubreuil convinces Alan to re-evaluate his plans, with one caveat: rather than finishing his existence, he'll supply his existence over to Dubreuil. In go back, Dubreuil can provide to educate Alan the secrets and techniques to happiness and success.
     And so, Alan embarks on a wild journey of self-discovery. From a humiliating fiasco at a Parisian bakery, to discovering the power to say himself in his company’s boardroom, Alan learns to beat his private fears and self-doubts, face life’s unforeseen twists and turns, take loopy dangers, and entirely settle for himself within the process.
     From best-selling writer Laurent Gounelle, The guy Who Risked It All explores the fragility of existence and the chances which are offered to us within the unlikeliest circumstances.

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Somebody will come and get you. ” 3:20 P. M. Time went on, and nobody got here. For Christ’s sake, I don’t think it! I’m screwed. i used to be torturing myself quite a bit with the concept i used to be too past due that I thoroughly forgot my degree fright. Unwittingly, I had discovered the antidote. I observed him imminent and swallowed hard—our finance director, Jacky Kériel. He got here as much as the receptionist, who pointed at me. He opened his eyes large in amazement while he well-known me, then pulled himself jointly and came around. “Monsieur Greenmor?

A thick darkish crimson carpet muffled the noise of my footsteps. Then a couple of woman’s sneakers, very attractive, super female with stiletto heels, was once coming towards me, one by one, delicately. I regarded up at slender legs that went on without end, then a brief black skirt, tight, crowned via a narrow-waisted jacket. Very narrow-waisted. whilst i eventually lifted my head, i used to be taking a look into the ice blue eyes of a glacial attractiveness with blonde hair, completely gentle, performed up in a chignon. She appeared directly at me and spoke in a truly specialist voice: “Good night, sir, what am i able to do for you?

I virtually bought overwhelmed up as a result of you. ” They didn’t resolution, nonetheless doubled over. “I must be the single making enjoyable of you! ” I acknowledged. “Your trick doesn’t paintings! ” among suits of laughter, Dubreuil repeated what the African guy had acknowledged, imitating his accessory: “Ya comprehensive taking da piss, mon? ” They broke out in uncontrollable laughter back, so contagious that during the top I needed to subscribe to them. We have been at the terrace at the backyard aspect of the mansion, conveniently seated in deep teak armchairs. The overdue afternoon sunlight gave a bronze colour to the carved stone of the development.

I made a decision to stick immobile. If he got here as much as me, i'd shut my eyes and faux to be asleep. in spite of everything, I had referred to as prior within the night and have been advised approximately Dubreuil’s absence, so it wasn’t so far-fetched to have waited for him on a bench after which fallen asleep. And if he had come domestic meanwhile, i'll rather well have ignored him whereas i used to be having dinner. I screwed up my eyes with no wasting sight of the servant. After attaining the pavement, he became left and stopped at a bus preserve.

I exhaled. My mouth felt love it used to be covered. Revolting. I inhaled a moment time. The smoke burned my throat, infected my lungs. I coughed, a dry cough that made the foul flavor on my tongue worse. i wished to cry. I couldn’t keep it up like this. It simply wasn’t attainable. It used to be greater than i may take. cease. Have pity. Frantic, I regarded round for anything which could supply a few reduction and at last stuck sight of the accountable messenger: my cellphone. Dubreuil’s textual content messages. Dubreuil! I nervously reached out and grabbed the telephone.

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