• 1944, camp de concentration de Birkenau. Les destins de Jacob et d'Isaac se trouvent scells quand le carnet de ce dernier est confisqu par le sous-lieutenant Kleinmann. Chronique des activits criminelles du camp et des victimes des chambres gaz, son Livre des Morts peut les conduire leur perte. Les deux hommes tentent de rcuprer le prcieux objet mais, surpris par Kleinmann, Isaac est tu. Le carnet semble dfinitivement perdu.Mais que sait-on rellement de Jacob et d'Isaac ? Sont-ils vraiment les hros que l'on croit ? Et si Le Livre des Morts venait ressurgir, que dvoilerait-il ?

  • Soul patch

    Reed Farrel Coleman

    • Phebus
    • 13 Janvier 2011

    Fin des années 80 dans un quartier imaginaire de New York nommé « Soul Patch ». Moe Prager, ancien flic reconverti dans le commerce de spiritueux, s'apprête à ouvrir avec son frère Aaron sa troisième cave à vin.
    Le soir de l'inauguration, Larry MacDonald, un ancien collègue devenu chef des détectives à la Police de New York, lui remet un mystérieux enregistrement. Celui-ci renferme la déposition d'une petite frappe qui pour se défendre balance le nom d'un ancien caïd de la drogue assassiné vingt ans plus tôt. Jusque-là rien extraordinaire.
    Pourquoi Larry MacDonald sollicite-t-il Moe Prager ? Pourquoi ce flic expérimenté disparaît-il subitement ?
    Moe Prager, en proie à l'ennui et à un mariage qui se délite, va se lancer dans une affaire qui va réveiller de bien vieux fantômes.

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  • Ç'a été l'échec de sa carrière : en 1978, Moe Prager est embauché par un flic pour retrouver son fils. En vain. Vingt ans plus tard, Prager a épousé la soeur du disparu, mais a toujours la sale impression qu'un élément lui a échappé dans cette affaire. Et si les parents ne lui avaient pas tout dit ? Quand un homme mourant lui donne une nouvelle piste, Prager reprend l'enquête. Au risque de déterrer un secret qui détruira son mariage et sa famille.

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  • New York, années 80. Moe Prager, ex-flic reconverti dans le commerce du vin se croit satisfait de sa vie. Son bonheur conjugal, les sourires de sa fille l'aident à refouler culpabilité et regrets. Un jour, un homme visiblement perturbé vient trouver Moe au magasin qu'il a ouvert avec son frère Aaron. Il tente de le persuader d'enquêter sur la mort de sa soeur survenue quinze ans plus tôt lors d'un incendie. Le drame avait coûté la vie à dix-sept personnes venues travailler pour la saison dans cet hôtel alors encore très fréquenté des Catskills. Moe refuse d'abord de se pencher sur cette affaire classée. Quelques jours plus tard, l'homme se pend dans l'institut où il est soigné. Le nom de Moe Prager est inscrit sur le mur de sa chambre en lettres de sang. Moe se lance alors dans une enquête d'autant plus douloureuse qu'elle le pousse à affronter son passé, ses doutes, ses fantômes.
    Coleman convainc et accroche davantage par la densité de ses personnages que par l'intrigue - juste assez intéressante et fouillée pour ne pas nuire à l'ensemble. Dans ses romans, les " méchants " sont souvent affreusement attachants, les " bons " obéissent parfois à des motivations troubles ou égoïstes qui empêchent de les aimer tout à fait. Les paumés ont de bonnes raisons de l'être et existent aussi fortement que les personnages principaux. Le territoire que Prager fouille inlassablement, c'est finalement celui de l'âme humaine...

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  • "Coleman keeps the characters and the somber atmosphere but makes the book his own stylistically." --Booklist Police Chief Jesse Stone is back in the remarkable new installment of the New York Times-bestselling series. It's been a long time since Jesse Stone left L.A., and still longer since the tragic injury that ruined his chances for a major league baseball career. When Jesse is invited to a reunion of his old Triple-A team at a hip New York city hotel, he is forced to grapple with his memories and regrets over what might have been. Jesse left more behind him than unresolved feelings about the play that ended his baseball career. The darkly sensuous Kayla, his former girlfriend and current wife of an old teammate is there in New York, too. As is Kayla's friend, Dee, an otherworldly beauty with secret regrets of her own. But Jesse's time at the reunion is cut short when, in Paradise, a young woman is found murdered and her boyfriend, a son of one of the town's most prominent families, is missing and presumed kidnapped. Though seemingly coincidental, there is a connection between the reunion and the crimes back in Paradise. As Jesse, Molly, and Suit hunt for the killer and for the missing son, it becomes clear that one of Jesse's old teammates is intimately involved in the crimes. That there are deadly forces working below the surface and just beyond the edge of their vision. Sometimes, that's where the danger comes from, and where real evil lurks. Not out in the light--but in your blind spot.

  • From the critically acclaimed and award-winning author comes a gritty, atmospheric new series about the other side of Long Island, far from the wealth of the Hamptons, where real people live--and die. Gus Murphy thought he had the world all figured out. A retired Suffolk County cop, Gus had everything a man could want: a great marriage, two kids, a nice house, and the rest of his life ahead of him. But when tragedy strikes, his life is thrown into complete disarray. In the course of a single deadly moment, his family is blown apart and he is transformed from a man who believes he understands everything into a man who understands nothing. Divorced and working as a courtesy van driver for the run-down hotel in which he has a room, Gus has settled into a mindless, soulless routine that barely keeps his grief at arm’s length. But Gus’s comfortable waking trance comes to an end when ex-con Tommy Delcamino asks him for help. Four months earlier, Tommy’s son T.J.’s battered body was discovered in a wooded lot, yet the Suffolk County PD doesn’t seem interested in pursuing the killers. In desperation, Tommy seeks out the only cop he ever trusted--Gus Murphy. Gus reluctantly agrees to see what he can uncover. As he begins to sweep away the layers of dust that have collected over the case during the intervening months, Gus finds that Tommy was telling the truth. It seems that everyone involved with the late T.J Delcamino--from his best friend, to a gang enforcer, to a mafia capo, and even the police--has something to hide, and all are willing to go to extreme lengths to keep it hidden. It’s a dangerous favor Gus has taken on as he claws his way back to take a place among the living, while searching through the sewers for a killer.

  • A Nor’easter blows into Paradise and churns up the past--in the stunning new addition to Robert B. Parker’s New York Times–bestselling series featuring Police Chief Jesse Stone. In the wake of a huge storm, three bodies are discovered in the rubble of an abandoned factory building in an industrial part of Paradise known as The Swap. One body, a man’s, wrapped in a blue tarp, is only hours old. But found within feet of that body are the skeletal remains of two teenage girls who had gone missing during a Fourth of July celebration twenty-five years earlier. Not only does that crime predate Jesse Stone’s arrival in Paradise, but the dead girls were close friends of Jesse’s right hand, Officer Molly Crane. And things become even more complicated when one of the dead girls’ mothers returns to Paradise to bury her daughter and is promptly murdered. It’s up to Police Chief Jesse Stone to pull away the veil of the past to see how all the murders are connected. From the Hardcover edition.

  • The brilliant new novel in Robert B. Parker’s New York Times–bestselling series featuring police chief Jesse Stone. All is quiet in Paradise, except for a spate of innocuous vandalism. Good thing, too, because Jesse Stone is preoccupied with the women in his life, both past and present. As his ex-wife, Jenn, is about to marry a Dallas real-estate tycoon, Jesse isn’t too sure his relationship with former FBI agent Diana Evans is built to last. But those concerns get put on the back burner when a major Boston crime boss is brutally murdered. Despite all evidence to the contrary, Jesse suspects it’s the work of Mr. Peepers, a psychotic assassin who has caused trouble for Jesse in the past. Peepers has long promised revenge against the Mob, Jesse, and Suit for their roles in foiling one of his hits--and against Jenn as well. And though Jesse and Jenn have long parted ways, Jesse still feels responsible for her safety. Jesse and Diana head to Dallas for the wedding and, along with the tycoon’s security team, try to stop Peepers before the bill comes due. With Peepers toying with the authorities as to when and where he’ll strike, Jesse is up against the wall. Still, there’s a debt to pay and blood to be spilled to satisfy it. But whose blood, and just how much? From the Hardcover edition.

  • Former Suffolk County cop Gus Murphy returns to prowl the meaner streets of Long Island’s darkest precincts with a Russian mercenary at his back in the stunning second installment of Reed Farrel Coleman’s critically acclaimed series. Gus Murphy and his girlfriend, Magdalena, are put in harm’s way when Gus is caught up in the distant aftershocks of heinous crimes committed decades ago in Vietnam and Russia. Gus’s ex-priest pal, Bill Kilkenny, introduces him to a wealthy businessman anxious to have someone look more deeply into the brutal murder of his granddaughter. Though the police already have the girl’s murderer in custody, they have been unable to provide a reason for the killing. The businessman, Spears, offers big incentives if Gus can supply him with what the cops cannot--a motive. Later that same day, Gus witnesses the execution of a man who has just met with his friend Slava. As Gus looks into the girl’s murder and tries to protect Slava from the executioner’s bullet, he must navigate a minefield populated by hostile cops, street gangs, and a Russian mercenary who will stop at nothing to do his master’s bidding. But in trying to solve the girl’s murder and save his friend, Gus may be opening a door into a past that was best left forgotten. Can he fix the damage done, or is it true that what you break you own . . . forever? From the Hardcover edition.

  • When the daughter of the most powerful Mafia don in New York goes missing, the don's right-hand man comes to Gulliver Dowd for help. Problem is, the right-hand man and Dowd despise each other. Plus, the don knows who murdered Dowd's sister, Keisha, but refuses to share that knowledge with Gulliver. Still, Dowd makes a devil's deal and hunts for the girl. Old secrets and lies boil to the surface, threatening to destroy the lives of everyone involved. But who has the girl? An eccentric art professor, or one of the don's many enemies? Will Gulliver find her, or will their fates dissolve in a corrosive stew of love and fear?

  • It all begins when PI Gulliver Dowd is approached by Ellis Torres, a street kid, on Valentino Pier in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn. Ellis has lost his dog, and after Gulliver helps to find the dog for him, they go their separate ways. So when Ellis is discovered beaten, unconscious and left for dead not far from the pier early the following morning, Gulliver is horrified, and suspicious. He sets out to find the attacker and learn why the boy was targeted. What Gulliver uncovers by way of bizarre clues, amidst threats of danger to himself and his loved ones-, leads him on his most curious case yet. Undeniably, there is something amiss at Valentino Pier.

  • Gulliver Dowd is finally on the verge of unraveling the mystery behind his sister's murder when the man who is supposed to give him the scoop, NYPD Detective Sam Patrick, is gunned down on the Coney Island Boardwalk. As Dowd delves into Patrick's accidental shooting, he uncovers a pattern of corruption and deceit involving organized crime and the police. But there are tough choices to be made. Just how much is Gulliver willing to sacrifice in order to find out why his sister was murdered and to unmask the killer? The answers aren't found in the moon or the stars, but on the boardwalk. The Boardwalk is third in the Gulliver Dowd Mystery series, featuring a New York private investigator. In award-winning author Louise Penny's words: "A little man with a huge heart and a huge chip on his shoulder, Gulliver Dowd swaggers into the crime fiction world and takes his place with the great investigators. Smart, vulnerable, wounded, heartbreakingly hopeful, I just adore his company."

  • Nominated for the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Novel From the critically acclaimed and award-winning author comes a gritty, atmospheric new series about the other side of Long Island, far from the wealth of the Hamptons, where real people live--and die. Gus Murphy thought he had the world all figured out. A retired Suffolk County cop, Gus had everything a man could want: a great marriage, two kids, a nice house, and the rest of his life ahead of him. But in the course of a single deadly moment, his family is blown apart, and he is transformed from a man who believes he understands everything into a man who understands nothing. Now divorced and working as a courtesy van driver for a run-down hotel, Gus has settled into a mindless, soulless routine. But his comfortable waking trance comes to an end when ex-con Tommy Delcamino asks him for help. Four months earlier, the battered body of Tommys son TJ was discovered in a wooded lot, yet the Suffolk County PD doesnt seem interested in pursuing the killers. In desperation, Tommy seeks out the only cop he ever trusted--Gus Murphy. Gus reluctantly agrees to see what he can uncover, and as he begins to investigate, he finds that Tommy was telling the truth. Everyone involved with the late TJ Delcamino--from his best friend, to a gang enforcer, to a Mafia capo, and even the police--has something to hide, and all are willing to go to extreme lengths to keep it hidden. Its a dangerous favor Gus has taken on as he claws his way back to take a place among the living, while searching through the sewers for a killer.

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  • Roman en deux parties, une pour chacun des deux personnages principaux, dont on suit ainsi le point de vue alternativement.
    Todd travaille pour Boyle, un gangster de la côte Est. Nick est le fils d'un flic reconverti en agent de sécurité. Todd pousse Nick à travailler pour Murphy, mais ce dernier est dans la ligne de mire de la police. L'amitié entre Todd et Nick se veut indéfectible, mais personne ne semble jouer complètement franc-jeu...

  • Police Chief Jesse Stone is back in the remarkable new installment of the New York Times bestselling series. It???s been a long time since Jesse Stone left LA, and still longer since the tragic injury that ruined his chances for a major league baseball career. When Jesse is invited to a reunion of his old Triple-A team at a hip New York city hotel, he is forced to grapple with his memories and regrets over what might have been. Jesse left more behind him than unresolved feelings about the play that ended his baseball career. The darkly sensuous Kayla, his former girlfriend and current wife of an old teammate is there in New York, too. As is Kayla???s friend, Dee, an otherworldly beauty with secret regrets of her own. But Jesse???s time at the reunion is cut short when, in Paradise, a young woman is found murdered and her boyfriend, a son of one of the town???s most prominent families, is missing and presumed kidnapped. Though seemingly coincidental, there is a connection between the reunion and the crimes back in Paradise. As Jesse, Molly, and Suit hunt for the killer and for the missing son, it becomes clear that one of Jesse???s old teammates is intimately involved in the crimes. That there are deadly forces working below the surface and just beyond the edge of their vision. Sometimes, that???s where the danger comes from, and where real evil lurks. Not out in the light - but in your blind spot.

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