Roel Janssen / Roel Janssen – All is Lost

Roel Janssen – All is Lost

Roel Janssen – All is Lost

About the book

Sailor Tessa Insinger and photographer Mortimer Davies sail to the Greek islands and along the Turkish coast for a reportage on refugees desperate to reach Europe. At sea they rescue a refugee from an overturned rubber boat: a Syrian girl. She is the only survivor of the disaster which has taken place.

Tessa and Mortimer decide to investigate what happened to the girl. In doing so they stumble across shrewd people smugglers, animated relief workers, dubious business people and shady Europeans fighting for a radical solution to the refugee tragedy. With information from the Syrian girl, Tessa and Mortimer unravel a conspiracy.

Press on Guilty Gold:

Janssen writes skilfully and swiftly, maintaining the suspense. Janssen has surpassed himself and his books so far. **** – VN Detective & Thrillergids

Guilty Gold is a successful combination of contemporary action, the experiences of a partly fictitious head of De Nederlandsche Bank during the war and historical facts. A book with verve, from which readers can learn a great deal. – NRC Handelsblad


Roel Janssen (b. 1947) is a financial-economic journalist, former editor of NRC Handelsblad and fervent marine yachtsman. In a variety of jobs over the past thirty years he has reported on great economic events and financial crises. He also writes thrillers and once contributed as a screen writer to the series De fractie (The Party). In 2007 Janssen won the Gouden Strop prize for his thriller De tiende vrouw (The Tenth Woman).

©Keke Keukelaar

Additional book information

  • Suspense
  • ISBN 9789023455387
  • Number of pages: 320
  • World rights: Cargo
  • Price: € 19,99