• Un début d'incendie, des issues de secours bloquées et c'est une foule entière qui panique à en devenir hystérique. L'homme retrouve son état animal et, face à la mort, le chacun pour soi l'emporte.
    Kathryn Dance, agent spécial et experte en langage du corps, travaille pour le California Bureau of Investigation. Mise à l'écart après avoir laissé s'échapper un chef de gang criminel, elle est sommée d'enquêter sur la tragédie de Solitude Creek, cette salle de concert où une centaine de fans se sont retrouvés piégés et d'où certains n'ont pu sortir vivants. Tout semble laisser penser à un accident, mais Kathryn est persuadée du contraire. Et lorsqu'un événement similaire a lieu quelques jours plus tard, c'est dans une véritable chasse à l'homme que se lance notre enquêtrice.
     
    Jeffery Deaver tisse un thriller puissant, dérangeant, où s'expriment les peurs les plus primitives de l'homme.
     
    Traduit de l'anglais (États-Unis) par Pierre Girard.

  • « Retors, diabolique, démoniaque... l'un des meilleurs livres de Jeffery Deaver ! » 
    The New York Times
    Le livre : Kathryn Dance, agent spécial et experte en langage du corps, a décidé de profiter de ses vacances pour rendre visite à son amie Kayleigh Towne. Jeune étoile montante de la musique country, cette dernière prépare un concert dans sa ville natale, en Californie. Cependant, lors de leurs retrouvailles, ce n'est pas la star épanouie de ses souvenirs qui lui fait face, mais une femme effrayée. Depuis un moment, Kayleigh se sent épiée, suivie. Quelqu'un ne cesse de la harceler, convaincu que sa chanson phare lui est adressée. À quelques jours du concert, lorsque l'un de ses collaborateurs se fait assassiner, il devient clair que la vie de Kayleigh est en danger. Kathryn Dance met alors tout en oeuvre pour arrêter ce harceleur.
    L'auteur : Jeffery Deaver, ancien journaliste, chanteur folk et avocat, est publié dans plus de cent vingt pays et traduit dans vingt-cinq langues. Ses romans, qui figurent régulièrement sur les listes des best-sellers, ont été récompensés par les prix les plus prestigieux de la littérature policière, tel le prix Steel Dagger pour Le Rectificateur. Le Désosseur a été adapté au cinéma par Universal, avec Denzel Washington et Angelina Jolie dans les rôles principaux. La critique salue son talent pour le climat de terreur si particulier qu'il sait installer et ses intrigues riches en rebondissements. Après La Belle Endormie et Des croix sur la route, Le Harceleur est le troisième titre dans la série des enquêtes de Kathryn Dance, agent spécial qui déchiffre le langage du corps comme d'autres les scènes de crime.

  • « Un frisson par minute dans cette aventure en milieu sauvage ! » The New York Times
     
    Le livre : Un coup de téléphone brusquement interrompu, provenant d'une maison de campagne du Wisconsin, alerte la police. L'inspecteur McKenzie est chargée de l'enquête. Laissant son fils et son ami, elle découvre une scène d'horreur : deux personnes abattues d'une balle dans la tête. Les meurtriers sont toujours sur les lieux et ils attaquent McKenzie qui se retrouve privée de son arme, de son téléphone et de sa voiture. McKenzie fuit dans la forêt, emmenant avec elle une survivante du carnage qu'elle ne peut abandonner. Traquées comme des bêtes, épuisées, les deux femmes vivent une épreuve terrifiante. En danger de mort, l'inspecteur McKenzie sait qu'elle ne peut se fier qu'à une chose : son instinct de survie.
    L'auteur : Jeffery Deaver, ancien journaliste, chanteur folk et avocat, est publié dans plus de cent-vingt pays et traduit dans vingt-cinq langues. Ses romans, qui figurent régulièrement sur les listes des best-sellers, ont été récompensés par les prix les plus prestigieux de la littérature policière, tel le prix Steel Dagger pour Le Rectificateur. Le Désosseur a été adapté au cinéma par Universal, avec Denzel Washington et Angelina Jolie dans les rôles principaux. La critique salue son talent pour le climat de terreur si particulier qu'il sait installer et ses intrigues riches en rebondissements. Lors de sa parution aux États-Unis, Instinct de survie a reçu le prix du meilleur thriller de l'année décerné par l'Association internationale des auteurs de thrillers.

  • Hermosillo, Mexique. Alonso Maria Carillo, dit aussi Cuchillo, « le Couteau », jouit d'une réputation de parrain cruel et très efficace. On ne lui connaît qu'un seul vice : une passion pour les livres rares. Il en possède des milliers, qu'il collectionne compulsivement et conserve avec amour.Aussi, lorsque Carillo est visé par un contrat, les deux hommes chargés de l'assassiner, Evans et Díaz, pensent que ce sera un jeu d'enfant. Un bel autodafé devrait remettre Cuchillo dans le droit chemin. C'était oublier qu'un parrain se laisse rarement déposséder de son bien.

  • Rendez-vous avec une menace aussi effrayante qu'invisible...
    Le livre : Lincoln Rhyme, criminologue réputé, se méfie de la preuve trop flagrante retenue contre son cousin qui se voit accusé de meurtre. Les indices sont parfaits, même trop parfaits. Une série de meurtres et de viols vicieux suit ; à chaque fois, un suspect incontestable clame son innocence. Rhyme et sa partenaire Sachs mènent l'enquête, sur la piste du mystérieux « 522 », un tueur, maître des déguisements, qui se cache derrière les identités qu'il a volées. « 522 » va vite découvrir que les enquêteurs sont à ses trousses, et Rhyme et Sachs devront rassembler les fragments d'évidence et démasquer le tueur avant qu'il ne se retourne contre eux...
    L'auteur : Jeffery Deaver, ancien journaliste, chanteur folk et avocat, est publié dans plus de cent vingt pays et traduit dans vingt-cinq langues. Ses romans, qui figurent régulièrement sur les listes des best-sellers, ont été récompensés par les prix les plus prestigieux de la littérature policière, tel le prix Steel Dagger pour Le Rectificateur. Le Désosseur a été adapté au cinéma par Universal, avec Denzel Washington et Angelina Jolie dans les rôles principaux. La critique salue son talent pour le climat de terreur si particulier qu'il sait installer et ses intrigues riches en rebondissements. 

  • « Jeffery Deaver est un maître ! »
    Harlan Coben
    Le livre :
    Kathryn Dance, agent spécial, déchiffre les êtres comme d'autres les scènes de crime. Mais jamais elle n'a croisé un regard comme celui de Daniel Pell. Quelques années plus tôt, il a assassiné toute une famille. Seule une fillette endormie, cachée parmi ses poupées, a échappé au massacre. Au moment où Kathryn interroge le meurtrier, il purge une peine de prison à perpétuité. Mais peu de temps après, il parvient à s'évader. Pour neutraliser cet homme qui sème la terreur sur son passage, elle doit fouiller son passé et décrypter leur brève rencontre, à la recherche du moindre indice. C'est aux yeux qu'on voit un menteur et elle craint qu'ils ne poursuivent tous deux le même objectif : retrouver la belle endormie...
    L'auteur :
    Jeffery Deaver est traduit en vingt-cinq langues. Ses ouvrages apparaissent régulièrement sur les listes de best-sellers. Ses romans sont récompensés par les prix les plus prestigieux de la littérature policière : Le Rectificateur a obtenu le prix Steel Dagger. Le Désosseur a été adapté au cinéma (Universal), avec Denzel Washington et Angelina Jolie dans les rôles principaux. La critique salue son talent pour le climat de terreur qu'il instaure et pour ses intrigues à rebondissements. En 2011, Jeffery Deaver a repris le personnage de James Bond dans le roman Carte blanche. La Belle Endormie avait marqué le début de sa nouvelle série mettant en scène la synergologue Kathryn Dance. Des croix sur la route est le deuxième titre de la série. Jeffery Deaver partage son temps entre la Virginie et la Californie.

  • The first gripping mystery in the Kathryn Dance series from master of suspense, and author of the Lincoln Rhyme novels, Jeffery Deaver.California Bureau of Investigation Special agent Kathryn Dance is an expert in kinesics: the science of interpreting behaviour. It makes her a brilliant interrogator. But she's up against Daniel Pell, a master of control who mesmerises, seduces and exploits people for his own murderous ends. A convicted killer who is known as The Son of Manson for the chilling parallels between him and the notorious ritual murderer. To track down Pell before he destroys yet more lives, Kathyn Dance must enlist the help of four people from the killer's past. The three women who lived under his sadistic sway in the cult he once headed. And the young girl known as the Sleeping Doll, the only survivor of her family's slaughter at Pell's hands ...

  • The dark world of people smuggling beckons as Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs chase The Ghost, a notorious killer... 'The best psychological thriller writer around.' - The Times
    Investigators Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are recruited to track down a cargo ship carrying two dozen illegal Chinese immigrants, as well as the notorious human smuggler and killer known only as the Ghost. But when the capture goes disastrously wrong, Lincoln and Amelia find themselves in a race to stop the Ghost before he can track down and murder the two surviving families who have vanished deep into the labyrinthine world of New York City's Chinese community.Over the next forty-eight hours the Ghost ruthlessly hunts for the families while Rhyme struggles desperately to find them first. Meanwhile, Sachs pursues a very different kind of policework - forming a connection with one of the immigrants that may have far reaching consequences for her relationship with her partner and lover, Lincoln Rhyme.

  • The first instalment of the bestselling Lincoln Rhyme series and inspiration for the 1999 thriller movie starring Angelina Jolie.Their first case, their worst killer...New York City has been thrown into chaos by the assaults of the Bone Collector, a serial kidnapper and killer who gives the police a chance to save his victims from death by leaving obscure clues. Baffled, the cops turn to the one man with a chance of solving them - Lincoln Rhyme.Left paralysed by a debilitating accident, ex NYPD cop Rhyme has to dig deep into the only world he has left - his astonishing mind - to have any hope of solving the case. With the help of a young police officer, Amelia Sachs, he starts to close in on the killer. But as he edges closer to the truth, the Bone Collector is closing in on Lincoln Rhyme himself.'This is a novel that will chill your blood on the warmest day of any summer holiday. Keep looking over your shoulder . . .' - Independent on Sunday

  • Paul Schumann is a mobster hitman known equally for his brilliant tactics and for taking only 'righteous' jobs. When a hit goes wrong and Schumann is nabbed, he's offered a stark choice. He can travel to Berlin and kill the man behind Hitler's rearmament scheme, and walk free forever. Or be sent to the electric chair.
    The instant Paul sets foot in Berlin, his mission goes awry. For 48 hours, as the city prepares for the coming Olympics, Schumann stalks Reinhardt Ernst while a dogged criminal police officer and the entire Third Reich apparatus search frantically for the American.
    Danger and betrayal lurk everywhere. It's a cat-and-mouse chase, with Schumann both cat and mouse, and a man who thinks he has nothing to lose...
    Packed with fascinating period detail and featuring a cast of perfectly realised characters, GARDEN OF BEASTS delivers breathtaking action, a wrenching look at Nazi-era Berlin, and Jeffery Deaver's most stunning series of surprises yet.

  • The seventh novel in the bestselling Lincoln Rhyme series sees Rhyme attempt to catch his cleverest opponent yet...How long does it take to die?
    TICK
    His victims would say forever ...
    TOCKAt each meticulously planned scene, the killer leaves his victims to die slowly, a clock counting down their last minutes on earth.
    He calls himself the Watchmaker.
    And it's only a matter of time before he strikes again.But he didn't count on Lincoln Rhyme. Physically, he may face unimaginable challenges, but mentally, he has no limits. With Amelia Sachs as his eyes and ears - and heart - Rhyme is on the Watchmaker's trail within seconds.However, he's not the only one gifted with a calculating intelligence, and this time, his wits must be sharper than ever if he's to catch a killer cold as the moon.Time is ticking for Lincoln Rhyme...'Probably the best book he's written . . . Enough of Deaver's trademark twists to satisfy his most diehard fans . . . A great read' - Observer'[The plot] is like opening up a Russian doll, and it's typical of Deaver's polished, clever entertainment' - Sunday Telegraph

  • How can Lincoln Rhyme catch a killer who leaves no trace?'The pace is terrific, the suspense inexorable, and there is an excellent climax . . . If you want thrills, Deaver is your man.' - Guardian
    Sixteen-year-old Geneva Settle is running from death. She may only be a bright high school student researching a paper on one of her ancestors, but someone sees her as a threat. Someone who will stop at nothing to prevent her from digging up the past. Someone on a mission to kill.Lincoln Rhyme and his partner Amelia Sachs are called to the case. They may have tracked down some of the world's most brilliant criminals, but this particular hunt is posing more questions than answers. Where will their prey strike next? What is the historic secret he's so desperate to protect? And how can anyone catch a killer who leaves no trace?To find the answers, Sachs is going to have to search a crime scene that's over 140 years old and attempt to uncover a secret that that may strike at the very heart of the United States constitution...

  • The countdown begins at noon . . .
    A school bus stops at a car crash on an isolated road. The two teachers and their deaf students are immediately captured by three escaped convicts.
    Stark against the prairie stands an ancient slaughterhouse that still reeks of decades of spilled blood. It is here that the killers will bring their hostages.
    It is here that they will kill one innocent girl an hour, on the hour, until their demands are met

  • Michael Hrubek, a young schizophrenic, has escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. And he's making his way towards Lis Atcheson, the teacher who testified at his murder trial.
    Four people race to intercept him before he reaches her. His psychiatrist; the hospital director; a professional tracker. And Lis's husband, who must get to Hrubek before the madman reaches his wife.
    But Michael's mind - with its delusions of murder and betrayal - is crystal clear about one thing. He knows Lis better than she knows herself. And he carries with him a monstrous secret that will tear apart many lives during the course of this single horrifying night.

  • The third of the bestselling Lincoln Rhyme series sends the detective deep into North Carolina on the trail of a desperate kidnapper... You've followed a killer into a swamp
    Hopefully you'll find him before he gets to his next victims
    But you'd better watch out -
    The Insect Boy doesn't need his own hands to kill...Sick of his debilitating injuries, Lincoln Rhyme has travelled to a world-famous spinal cord injuries center in North Carolina for some risky, experimental surgery. It may make him a tiny bit better; it may kill him. But before he has a chance to undergo the operation, the local police department draft Rhyme and his partner Amelia into a shocking new case. Using their forensic skills the pair desperately try to track down two women kidnapped by a psychotic young man known locally as the Insect Boy.After a cat-and-mouse game through the abandoned swamps of North Carolina, Lincoln and Amelia finally manage to find him - except suddenly Amelia, convinced of his innocence, breaks the boy out of jail. And it's left to Lincoln to find them both, while Amelia uses all the skills her mentor and lover has taught her to evade him.But her actions are to have more disastrous consequences than either of them could anticipate ...'The most creative, skilled and intriguing thriller writer in the world . . . [Deaver] has produced a stunning series of bestsellers with unique characterisation, intelligent characters, beguiling plots and double-barrelled and sometimes triple-barrelled solutions.' - Daily Telegraph

  • Can Lincoln Rhyme catch a diabolical killer in a world of truth and lies? 'Deaver is the master puzzler.' - Sunday Telegraph
    A killer flees the scene of a homicide at a prestigious Manhattan music school and locks himself in a classroom. Within minutes, the police have him surrounded.
    A scream rings out, followed by a gunshot.
    The police break down the door.
    The room is empty.Perplexed, the police bring in Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs to investigate. For the ambitious Sachs, solving the case could earn her a promotion. For the quadriplegic Rhyme, it means relying on his protégé to ferret out a master illusionist. Dubbed The Conjurer, this fiendish killer baits them with murders that become more and more diabolical with every crime.As the fatalities rise and the minutes tick down, the pair must move beyond the smoke and mirrors to prevent a terrifying act of vengeance that could become the greatest vanishing act of all.

  • DEAVER. DANGEROUSLY GOOD.A spring night in a small town in Wisconsin. A call to police emergency from a distant lake house is cut short. Is it a phone glitch or something more sinister? Off-duty deputy Brynn McKenzie leaves her family's dinner table to find out......And stumbles onto the scene of a heinous murder. Before she can call for backup she finds herself the next potential victim. Deprived of her phone, weapon and car, Brynn flees, along with the only survivor of the crime.These unlikely allies can survive only by escaping into the dense, deserted woods, on a desperate trek to safety. And ultimately to a life or death choice. Flight. Or fight?'Confirms his status as one of the finest crime writers in the world . . . grabs the reader by the throat from the beginning. Superb.' Independent on Sunday

  • Location scouting is to the film business what Switzerland is to war.John Pellam had been in the trenches of filmmaking, with a promising Hollywood career - until tragedy sidetracked him. Now he's a location scout, travelling the country in search of shooting sites for films. When he rides down Main Street, locals usually clamour for their chance at fifteen minutes of fame.But in a small town in upstate New York, Pellam experiences a very different reception. His illusionary world is shattered by a savage murder, and Pellam is suddenly centre stage in an unfolding drama of violence, lust and conspiracy in this less-than-picture-perfect locale.

  • Lincoln Rhyme must contend with a new killer and an old nemesis. 'The best psychological thriller writer around' - The TimesNew York City is being held to ransom.
    Manhattan's electricity grid is being used to murder people... and more attacks are planned.While the FBI and Homeland Security struggle to determine who's behind the carnage, Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs race to decode the forensics in order to prevent the next assault.But all is not what it seems. Lincoln Rhyme soon finds he's up against a merciless killer with a unique weapon - one that can be found in everyone's home and office.What's more, one of the few criminals to have ever slipped Rhyme's net is back in operation. Working in Mexico, the deadly assassin known as the Watchmaker has set his murderous sights on more innocent victims, whose identities are as yet unknown ...Lincoln Rhyme must race against the clock, juggling the two investigations, as they hurtle headlong toward their deadly outcomes.The ninth instalment of the electrifyingly thrilling Lincoln Rhyme series.

  • The third Kathryn Dance novel from Number One bestseller Jeffery Deaver. Kayleigh Towne is a beautiful and successful singer-songwriter, and Edwin Sharp is her biggest fan. When she replies to one of his fan letters with 'XO', Edwin is convinced she loves him, and that her latest hit song 'Your Shadow' was written for him. Nothing Kayleigh or her lawyers can say persuades him otherwise. Then the singer gets an anonymous phone call; it's the first verse of 'Your Shadow' playing. Soon after, one of the crew is horribly murdered. Kayleigh's friend Kathryn Dance, a special agent with the California Bureau of Investigation, knows that stalking crimes are not one-off occurrences, and, sure enough, more verses of the song are played as warnings of death to follow. With a little help from forensic criminalist Lincolyn Rhyme, Dance must use her kinesic and investigative skills in an attempt to find the killer before more people die. Deaver has written the actual song, 'Your Shadow'. Readers will be able to download it from www.jefferydeaver.com.

  • The face of war is changing. The other side doesn't play by the rules much any more. There's thinking, in some circles, that we need to play by a different set of rules too . . .'Fresh from Afghanistan, James Bond has been recruited to a new agency. Conceived in the post-9/11 world, it operates independent of Five, Six and the MoD, its very existence deniable. Its aim: to protect the Realm, by any means necessary.The Night Action alert calls Bond from dinner with a beautiful woman. GCHQ has decrypted an electronic whisper about an attack scheduled for later in the week: casualties estimated in the thousands, British interests adversely affected.And 007 has been given carte blanche to do whatever it takes to fulfil his mission.

  • The eighth Lincoln Rhyme novel from Jeffery Deaver, bestselling master of the twist. 'Another corker . . . precision-engineered to keep the reader turning the pages without a hitch' Evening Standard
    Companies know everything about you.
    So does he.
    He knows you, better than you even know yourself. And he is using his knowledge to plan your death.But you are not his only victim.He is also watching your killer. He is about to get away with the perfect murder ...Rhyme's cousin has been arrested for murder - and while the evidence clearly shows he did it, Rhyme agrees to check things out. All too soon the entire case is turned on its head when it turns out that his cousin, along with others, is being cleverly framed by a killer who knows far too much about his victims...

  • Twenty-one-year-old Rune is an aspiring filmmaker, but so far her only break has been scoring a job as an underpaid production assistant in Manhattan. Still, she's always on the lookout for the perfect topic for her own film--and she thinks she's found it when she witnesses the bombing of a triple-X movie theater in Times Square. Rune's got a great hook for her documentary: She plans to film it through the eyes of Shelly Lowe, the porn star whose movie was playing at the theater when it exploded. But just hours after Rune films a poignant Shelly reflecting on her dreams of becoming a serious actress, a second bomb silences the beautiful film star forever. Was Shelly in the wrong place at the wrong time--or was she the bomber's target all along? Rune vows to find out the truth behind the death of this blue movie star. But as she struggles to finish shooting her film, Rune's labor of love may be her final masterpiece--as a shooting of a more lethal kind threatens to write an ending to this story that no one wants to see....
    From the Paperback edition.

  • Five feet two inches of slick repartee, near-purple hair, and poetic imagination, twenty-year-old Rune hasn't been in Manhattan for very long. But she's crafty enough to have found a squatter's paradise in an empty TriBeCa loft, and a video store job that feeds her passion for old movies. It's a passion she shares with her favorite customer, Mr. Kelly, a lonely old man who rents the same video over and over. The flick is a noir classic based on a real-life unsolved bank heist and a million missing dollars. It's called Manhattan Is My Beat.
    That's the tape Rune is picking up from Mr. Kelly's shabby apartment when she finds him shot to death. The police suspect a robbery gone wrong, but Rune is certain the key to solving the murder is hidden somewhere in the hazy, black-and-white frames of Mr. Kelly's beloved movie. But as Rune hits the mean streets of New York to find answers, she gets caught up in a dangerous adventure more chilling than anything Hollywood could dream up. As her story draws to its terrifying conclusion, Rune's final close-up may include the killer of a co-star.
    From the Paperback edition.

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