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.
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.
« 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.
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.
Rhyme's cousin has been arrested for murder. The evidence clearly shows he did it, but Rhyme agrees to check things out. It turns out that the cousin along with other people has been wrongly convicted because the true killer knows every single detail about the lives of the victims he kills and the men he sets up to take the fall for those crimes. This allows him to get close to the victims under false pretenses, murder or rape, and escape safely. And then he sets up others to take the fall for his crimes, planting incontrovertible evidence... Rhyme, Sachs and the rest of the team have to find out who at the huge, ominous data mining company is getting access to this information. Meanwhile the villain--known only by a number to us--realizes he's being pursued and turns his knowledge of data and information into a weapon. Oh, and lest things seem too delicate, he also gets information through good old-fashioned murder and torture too...Rhyme's cousin has been arrested for murder. The evidence clearly shows he did it, but Rhyme agrees to check things out. It turns out that the cousin along with other people has been wrongly convicted because the true killer knows every single detail about the lives of the victims he kills and the men he sets up to take the fall for those crimes. This allows him to get close to the victims under false pretenses, murder or rape, and escape safely. And then he sets up others to take the fall for his crimes, planting incontrovertible evidence... Rhyme, Sachs and the rest of the team have to find out who at the huge, ominous data mining company is getting access to this information. Meanwhile the villain--known only by a number to us--realizes he's being pursued and turns his knowledge of data and information into a weapon. Oh, and lest things seem too delicate, he also gets information through good old-fashioned murder and torture too...
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 ...
Lincoln Rhyme returns - to take on the terrifying world of Chinese organised crime.Recruited to help the US government perform the nearly impossible, Lincoln Rhyme and his partner Amelia Sachs manage to track down a cargo ship carrying two dozen illegal Chinese immigrants, as well as the notorious human smuggler and killer known as the Ghost.But when the Ghost's capture goes disastrously wrong, Lincoln and Amelia find themselves in a race against time - to stop the Ghost before he can discover and murder the two surviving families who have vanished deep into the labyrinthine world of New York City's Chinese community.Over the next harrowing forty-eight hours, the Ghost ruthlessly hunts for the families, while Rhyme, aided by a policeman from mainland China, struggles to find them before they die and Sachs pursues a very different kind of police work, forming a connection with one of the immigrants that may have consequences going to the core of her relationship with her partner and lover, Lincoln Rhyme.
New York City is 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. The cops go to Lincoln Rhyme, an ex-NYPD forensics expert left paralysed after an accident on the job. Rhyme reluctantly postpones his ambitions towards suicide and puts together a forensic investigation team, enlisting as his eyes and ears young police officer Amelia Sachs. Rhyme digs deep into the only world he has left - his astonishing mind - and slowly begins to narrow the noose around the Bone Collector. But the kidnapper is narrowing his own noose - around Lincoln Rhyme.
Berlin,1933. William E. Dodd, a mild-mannered academic from Chicago, has to his own and everyone else's surprise, become America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany, in a year that proves to be a turning point in history.
Dodd and his family, notably his vivacious daughter, Martha, observe at first-hand the many changes - some subtle, some disturbing, and some horrifically violent - that signal Hitler's consolidation of power. Dodd has little choice but to associate with key figures in the Nazi party, his increasingly concerned cables make little impact on an indifferent U.S. State Department, while Martha is drawn to the Nazis and their vision of a 'New Germany' and has a succession of affairs with senior party players, including first chief of the Gestapo, Rudolf Diels.
But as the year darkens, Dodd and his daughter find their lives transformed and any last illusion they might have about Hitler are shattered by the violence of the 'Night of the Long Knives' in the summer of 1934 that established him as supreme dictator. Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the times, and with brilliant portraits of Hitler, Goebbels, Goering and Himmler amongst others, Erik Larson's new book sheds unique light on events as they unfold, resulting in an unforgettable, addictively readable work of narrative history.
How long does it take to die?
TICK His victims would say forever . . .
TOCK At each horrific scene, he leaves a clock ticking.
He calls himself the Watchmaker.
And it's only a matter of time before he strikes again.
Lincoln Rhyme is the best there is. Physically, he may face unimaginable challenges, but mentally, he has no limits. With model-turned-cop Amelia Sachs as his eyes and ears - and heart - Rhyme is on the Watchmaker's trail within seconds.
But he's not the only one gifted with a calculating intelligence. And this time his wits must be sharper than ever, to catch a killer cold as the moon.
Sixteen-year-old Geneva Settle is running from death. She's just 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've 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?
MURDER A millionaire philanthropist is shot while he sleeps. His terrified wife made a narrow escape. Or did she? MYSTERY A crime writer's violent fictions start to come chillingly true. Has he unwittingly inspired a murderer? SUSPENSE A young woman is trapped in a tunnel deep underground. Two men battle to rescue her. Are they heroes, or driven by some darker motive? In the cunning, suspense-filled world of Jeffery Deaver, only one thing is certain: the next twist is only ever a page away ...
Eight vulnerable girls and their helpless teachers are forced off a school bus and held hostage. The madman who has them at gunpoint has a simple plan: one hostage an hour will die unless the demands are met. Called to the scene is Arthur Potter, the FBI's best hostage negotiator. He has a plan. But so does one of the hostages-a beautiful teacher who's willing to do anything to save the lives of her students. Now, the clock is ticking as a chilling game of cat and mouse begins.
Praying for revenge...Psycho killer Michael Hrubek has escaped to find the woman who put him away. He'll show her what killing is all about...Praying for salvation...Lis knows he's out there. He's haunted every sleepless night, watching and waiting to take her to hell with him...And now Lis is Praying for Sleep.
When criminalist Lincoln Rhyme travels to a world-famous spinal cord injuries center for experimental surgery, he hopes that the operation will give him slightly more movement.He knows that it may kill him.But before he has a chance to undergo it, the local police department draft in Rhyme and his assistant Amelia, using their forensic skills to help find two women kidnapped by a psychotic young man known locally as the Insect Boy.And after a cat and mouse game through the abandoned swamps of North Carolina, Lincoln finds himself searching for both boy and lover.While Amelia uses all the skills her mentor has taught her to evade him . . .
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. Then a scream rings out, followed by a gunshot. The police break down the door. The room is empty. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are brought in to help with the high-profile investigation. For the ambitious Sachs, solving the case could earn her a promotion. For the quadriplegic Rhyme, it means relying on his protge to ferret out a master illusionist they've dubbed the conjurer, who baits them with gruesome murders that become more diabolical with each fresh crime. As the fatalities rise and the minutes tick down, Rhyme and Sachs must move beyond the smoke and mirrors to prevent a terrifying act of vengeance that could become the greatest vanishing act of all.
A distant lake house in Wisconsin. A call to police emergency is cut short. A phone glitch or something more sinister? Off-duty deputy Brynn McKenzie goes to find out. And stumbles onto the scene of a 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?
Back in 1988, a young author emerged onto the crime scene with a fresh and inspiring New York crime series starring a young aspiring film-maker - Rune. The series quickly established their author as one to watch. In this opener, Rune becomes the obsessed with the murder of one of the customers at her video store. Mr Kelly had been renting the classic noir movie - MANHATTAN IS MY BEAT - over and over again and she swiftly becomes convinced that the secret to his brutal death is hidden in its black-and-white frames. But what she doesn't realise is that her interest is going to bring her far close to the killer than she ever could have wanted.
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.
Move over Bonnie and Clyde . . . Hollywood location scout John Pellam thought the scenic backwater town of Maddox, Missouri, would be the perfect site for an upcoming gangster film. But after real bullets leave two people dead and one cop paralysed, he's more sought after than the Barrows gang.Pellam had unwittingly wandered onto the crime scene just moments before the brutal hits. Now the feds and local police want him to talk. Mob enforcers want him silenced. And a mysterious blonde just wants him. Trapped in a town full of sinister secrets and deadly deceptions, Pellam fears that death will imitate art, as the film shoot - and his life - race toward a breathtakingly bloody climax.
A highway patrol trooper notices something strange on the side of the road: a homemade cross, fashioned as a memorial. Except the date being 'remembered' is the following day - the day the police find a kidnapped teenage girl in the trunk of a car, left for dead. Special Agent Kathryn Dance, kinesics expert with the California Bureau of Investigation, is on the case. The teenage victim points her to an online community where criticism is vicious. It looks as though one teen has finally snapped. Then further crosses appear. Now Dance must race against the clock to find the attacker before he can carry out his deadly plans for revenge ...in the cyber world and the real.
New York is being held to ransom. Manhattan's electricity grid has been the victim of a horrific attack ...and more are planned. While the FBI and Homeland Security try 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. Electricity can be as lethal as it is vital, and 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. And in the meantime, one of the few criminals to have ever slipped Rhyme's net is under surveillance in Mexico. The deadly assassin known as the Watchmaker has set his murderous sights on innocent victims, whose identity is as yet unknown ...Lincoln Rhyme must race against the clock, juggling the two investigations, as they hurtle headlong toward their deadly outcomes.