THIRTY SECONDS OVER NEW YORK
Robert Buchard ( December 24th, 1931 ) was born in Lausanne ( Vaud, Switzerland ), but he is of French nationality.
After his law studies, he began a career as a journalist that would take him, all along his life, in news coverage throughout the entire world for Paris - Press, the O.R.T.F., TF1, etc... He covered the Algerian War ( 1954 - 1962 ), and sent back news stories of all the conflicts, coups d'état and revolution ( Vietnam, El Salvador, Iran and Irak, India and Pakistan, etc... ).
He became a leading expert of Arab issues, and has written some books on the subject as well. Between two news stories, Robert Buchard wrote a couple of novels inspired by political, economical and international events. At the end of the 1980's, he co - wrote with Gérard Le Roux ( Swiss banker and international economic expert ) two politico - financial thrillers. In 1995, he passed to detective novel.
A great golf lover ( even if he is not recognized as an excellent player ), he regularly spent time on golf courses, by chance during his reporter's peregrinations, and this for over 20 years. He retained number of anecdotes that he transformed into a collection of stories where humour, imagination and suspense are united for the reader's " delight ".
Here are some books Robert Buchard wrote and co - wrote as well : Trente secondes sur New York ( 1969 ), Ce sacré vieil Harry : Golf stories ( 1986 ), Fumée verte ( with Gérard Le Roux, 1987 ), Parole d'homme ( 1989 ), Meurtres à Missoula ( 1995 ).
( sources : fichesauteurs.canalblog.com, Internet ).