2008. Initially, an insignificant local news report. An incident of malfeasance on a railroad line, no different from thousands of others that happen every year. A banal case that should have remained banal. This time, though, the case turned out differently. It would be investigated not as damage to public property but as an act of terrorism. From that point on, it blew up. The Tarnac case came to the public’s attention never to be forgotten.