Anglais The Boys from Biloxi*

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Sunday Times No 1 bestseller John Grisham returns to Mississippi in his most gripping thriller yet.

''As ever with Grisham there are corkscrew twists and turns as he ratchets up the suspense. It is exceptional story-telling, which leaves the reader begging for the novel never to end. Grisham has sold more than 300 million copies of his work. This shows exactly why'' DAILY MAIL For most of the last hundred years, Biloxi was known for its beaches, resorts, and seafood industry. But it had a darker side. It was also notorious for corruption and vice, everything from gambling, prostitution, bootleg liquor, drugs . . . even contract killings. The vice was controlled by a small cabal of mobsters, many of them rumoured to be members of the Dixie Mafia.

Keith Rudy and Hugh Malco grew up in Biloxi in the sixties and were childhood friends. But as teenagers, their lives took them in different directions. Keith''s father became a legendary prosecutor, determined to ''clean up the Coast.'' Hugh''s father became the ''Boss'' of Biloxi''s criminal underground. Keith went to law school and followed in his father''s footsteps. Hugh preferred the nightlife and worked in his father''s clubs. The two families were headed for a showdown, one that would happen in a courtroom.

Rich with history and with a large cast of unforgettable characters, The Boys from Biloxi is a sweeping saga of two sons of immigrant families who grow up as friends, but ultimately find themselves in a knife-edge legal confrontation in which life itself hangs in the balance.

In this novel, Grisham takes his powerful storytelling to the next level, his trademark twists and turns will keep you tearing through the pages until the stunning conclusion.

''It''s a story that spans half a century and ends inevitably in a courtroom showdown. A morally complex, compelling and illuminating read'' MAIL ON SUNDAY ''Invites comparisons with the Godfather trilogy - it spans two generations and several postwar decades - and has a vast cast and a winning energy'' SUNDAY TIMES 350+ million copies, 45 languages, 9 blockbuster films:

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  • Auteur(s)

    John Grisham

  • Éditeur

    Hachette Uk

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  • Poids

    170 g

  • Support principal

    Grand format

John Grisham

Né dans l'Arkansas le 8 février 1955, marié et père de deux enfants, John Grisham a commencé sa carrière comme avocat. Passionné d'écriture, il écrivait des romans à ses heures perdues. Son premier roman, "Non coupable" ("A Time to kill"), fut publié par un petit éditeur en 1989. Avec "La Firme", paru en 1991 et vendu à des millions d'exemplaires, il rencontra son premier grand succès. Depuis, "L'Affaire Pélican", "Le Maître du Jeu", "Le Client", "L'Associé", "Le Testament", "L'Engrenage"... ont déclenché le même enthousiasme auprès d'un nombre de lecteurs de plus en plus impressionnant. Mis en place à 2,8 millions d'exemplaires, chacun de ses livres est un véritable événement : à New York, on fait la queue devant les librairies pour se les procurer. Mais cela n'empêche pas l'auteur le plus lu dans le monde de vivre simplement et de déjouer les pièges de la célébrité.