A la suite d'une série de meurtres inexplicables, lucas davenport, le flic le plus brillant de minneapolis, se trouve entraîné dans un duel macabre avec le diabolique docteur décès.
Deux cerveaux qui s'affrontent : d'un côté la logique implacable, de l'autre la folie géniale. et des deux côtés, une violence sans bornes. car, selon davenport, quand la justice de la nation ne sait plus punir les criminels, il faut braver la loi, lui tordre carrément le cou. froid aux yeux est le premier volet du spectaculaire affrontement entre lucas davenport et michael bekker, alias docteur décès.
Ils se retrouveront.
Le plus vorace des avocats de minneapolis est une véritable tigresse qui roule en jaguar.
Avec un pedigree pareil, la richissime carmel loan ne passe pas inaperçue dans la mégalopole du minnesota. tôt ou tard, ce genre de femme irrésistible devait bien finir par offrir un requiem. il lui manquait juste une soliste à la hauteur, et dans la catégorie virtuose du flingue, clara rinker, tueuse à gages au palmarès impressionnant, connaît bien la partition. alors, quand carmel jette son dévolu sur un avocat dont le seul défaut est d'être marié, l'équation semble très simple.
Mais à minneapolis, vit le flic le plus malin et le moins procédurier qui soit, le légendaire et séduisant lucas davenport. et quand il s'agit de musique, lucas a l'oreille fine : alors gare aux fausses notes...
Implacable. Telle est Clara Rinker. Si le FBI ne dispose que d'un maigre dossier à son sujet, la liste de ses victimes est, quant à elle, impressionnante. Pourtant, depuis quelque temps, la tueuse à gages semble avoir raccroché. Lucas Davenport, chef adjoint de la police de Minneapolis, se débat avec le chantier de sa nouvelle maison quand la nouvelle tombe : Clara est de retour. Rescapée par miracle d'un attentat qui a tué son amant, c'est une femme ivre de vengeance qui reprend du service. Ceux qui ont voulu sa peau regrettent déjà leur erreur : sous le nez de la police et des fédéraux, la veuve noire remonte sa piste sanglante. Et Davenport, qui la connaît mieux que quiconque, sait que cette fois-ci, c'est personnel : ce sera elle ou lui...
Lucas Davenport's first case as a U.S. marshal takes him into unexplored territory in this thrilling novel in the #1 New York Times -bestselling Prey series . The man was smart and he didn't mind killing people. Welcome to the big leagues, Davenport. Thanks to some very influential people whose lives he saved, Lucas is no longer working for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, but for the U.S. Marshals Service, and with unusual scope. He gets to pick his own cases, whatever they are, wherever they lead him. And where they've led him this time is into real trouble. A Biloxi, Mississippi, drug-cartel counting house gets robbed, and suitcases full of cash disappear, leaving behind five bodies, including that of a six-year-old girl. Davenport takes the case, which quickly spirals out of control, as cartel assassins, including a torturer known as the "Queen of home-improvement tools" compete with Davenport to find the Dixie Hicks shooters who knocked over the counting house. Things get ugly real fast, and neither the cartel killers nor the holdup men give a damn about whose lives Davenport might have saved; to them, he's just another large target. Filled with his trademark razor-sharp plotting and some of the best characters in suspense fiction, Golden Prey is further reason why "Sandford has always been at the top of any list of great mystery writers" ( The Huffington Post ).
In Israel, a man clutching a backpack searches desperately for a boat. In Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a message from Lucas Davenport: You're about to get a visitor. It's an Israeli cop, and she's tailing a man who's smuggled out an extraordinary relic-a copper scroll revealing startling details about the man known as King Solomon. Wait a minute, laughs Virgil. Is this one of those Da Vinci Code deals? The secret scroll, the blockbuster revelation, the teams of murderous bad guys? Should I be boning up on my Bible verses? He looks at the cop. She's not laughing. As it turns out, there are very bad men chasing the relic, and they don't care who's in the way or what they have to do to get it. Maybe Virgil should start praying.Praise for John Sandford:'Wry humour, a fully realized lead, and tense atmospherics . . . Sandford effortlessly conjures up the rhythms and personalities of a small town in one of his best outings to date' Publishers Weekly'Crime writer John Sandford is one of the best around' Sun'Tough, engrossing and engaging, Sandford writes superb thrillers' Literary Review'Delivers twists to the very last sentence' Daily Mail 'That rare beast - a series writer who reads like a breath of fresh air' Daily Mirror 'Few do it better than Sandford' Daily Telegraph 'An exciting and superbly elegant demonstration of the intelligent crime writing that has helped John Sandford sell an estimated 33 million books' Guardian
A terrifying Lucas Davenport thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Extreme Prey . They call them Travelers. They drift from city to city, always staying on the move. Now somebody is murdering them, one by one. When Lucas Davenport's adopted daughter, Letty, gets a phone call from a female Traveler she'd befriended in San Francisco, Letty urges her father to investigate. The womans male companion is missing. And the woman is very afraid. Though he suspects Letty's getting played, Lucas volunteers to help. Little does he know, in the days to come, hell embark upon an odyssey through a subculture unlike any hes ever seen, a trip that will not only put the two of them in danger--but just may change the course of his life.
The #1 New York Times bestselling series. Lucas Davenport goes on a city-to-city search for a bizarre ritualistic killer. "Ice-pick chills...a double-pumped roundhouse of a thriller." --Kirkus Reviews
The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from #1 New York Times–bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize–winner John Sandford. They call them Travelers. They move from city to city, panhandling, committing no crimes--they just like to stay on the move. And now somebody is killing them. Lucas Davenport’s adopted daughter, Letty, is home from college when she gets a phone call from a woman Traveler she’d befriended in San Francisco. The woman thinks somebody’s killing her friends, she’s afraid she knows who it is, and now her male companion has gone missing. She’s hiding out in North Dakota, and she doesn’t know what to do. Letty tells Lucas she’s going to get her, and, though he suspects Letty’s getting played, he volunteers to go with her. When he hears the woman’s story, though, he begins to think there’s something in it. Little does he know. In the days to come, he will embark upon an odyssey through a subculture unlike any he has ever seen, a trip that will not only put the two of them in danger--but just may change the course of his life. From the Hardcover edition.
The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from #1 New York Times–bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner John Sandford. After the events in Gathering Prey, Lucas Davenport finds himself in a very unusual situation--no longer employed by the Minnesota BCA. His friend the governor is just cranking up a presidential campaign, though, and he invites Lucas to come along as part of his campaign staff. “Should be fun!” he says, and it kind of is--until they find they have a shadow: an armed man intent on killing the governor . . . and anyone who gets in the way.
Whenever you hear the sky rumble, that usually means a storm. In Virgil Flowers’ case, make that two. The exceptional new thriller from the writer whose books are “pure reading pleasure” (Booklist) The first storm comes from, of all places, the Minnesota zoo. Two large, and very rare, Amur tigers have vanished from their cage, and authorities are worried sick that they’ve been stolen for their body parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need. Some of them are a great deal more extreme than others -- as Virgil is about to find out. Then there’s the homefront. Virgil’s relationship with his girlfriend Frankie has been getting kind of serious, but when Frankie’s sister Sparkle moves in for the summer, the situation gets a lot more complicated. For one thing, her research into migrant workers is about to bring her up against some very violent people who emphatically do not want to be researched. For another…she thinks Virgil’s kind of cute. “You mess around with Sparkle,” Frankie told Virgil, “you could get yourself stabbed.” “She carries a knife?” “No, but I do.” Forget a storm – this one’s a tornado. From the Hardcover edition.
Lucas Davenport’s first case as a U.S. Marshal sends him into uncharted territory in the thrilling new novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series. The man was smart and he didn’t mind killing people. Welcome to the big leagues, Davenport. Thanks to some very influential people whose lives he saved, Lucas is no longer working for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, but for the U.S. Marshals Service, and with unusual scope. He gets to pick his own cases, whatever they are, wherever they lead him. And where they’ve led him this time is into real trouble. A Biloxi, Mississippi, drug-cartel counting house gets robbed, and suitcases full of cash disappear, leaving behind five bodies, including that of a six-year-old girl. Davenport takes the case, which quickly spirals out of control, as cartel assassins, including a torturer known as the “Queen of home-improvement tools” compete with Davenport to find the Dixie Hicks shooters who knocked over the counting house. Things get ugly real fast, and neither the cartel killers nor the holdup men give a damn about whose lives Davenport might have saved; to them, he’s just another large target. Filled with his trademark razor-sharp plotting and some of the best characters in suspense fiction, Golden Prey is further reason why “Sandford has always been at the top of any list of great mystery writers” (The Huffington Post).
Class reunions: a time for memories--good, bad, and, as Virgil Flowers is about to find out, deadly--in the thrilling new novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series.
Virgil knows the town of Trippton, Minnesota, a little too well. A few years back, he investigated the corrupt--and as it turned out, homicidal--local school board, and now the town’s back in view with more alarming news: A woman’s been found dead, frozen in a block of ice. There’s a possibility that it might be connected to a high school class of twenty years ago that has a mid-winter reunion coming up, and so, wrapping his coat a little tighter, Virgil begins to dig into twenty years’ worth of traumas, feuds, and bad blood. In the process, one thing becomes increasingly clear to him. It’s true what they say: High school is murder.
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Un projet unique dans le monde du noir et un concept simple : 2 auteurs, parmi les plus grandes voix actuelles du genre, font se rencontrer leurs héros respectifs en dehors de leurs romans et de leur cadre habituel.
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