Syndrome E by Franck Thilliez
This book was excellent. It was a very convoluted and far reaching mystery. Franck Sharko is a seasoned policeman working on a possible murder when he meets Lucie a fairly new officer from a different region in France. He immediately sees himself in her, an obsessed, relentless investigator. Lucie is working on a case that hasn't really become a case yet. A friend of Lucie's is blinded by watching a movie and the doctors cannot figure out how. These two cases eventually intersect and lead them to Egypt, the Foreign Legion, Canada, and even the CIA. The film maker has imbedded the answers in his movie, the one that blinded Lucie's friend.