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...
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.
1 aventure inédite pour les fans du genre et pour tous les autres !
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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Heather Graham vs F. Paul Wilson
Raymond Khoury vs Linwood Barclay
John Lescroart vs T. Jefferson Parker
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When a whole block is torn down in central Minneapolis to make way for a new housing development, an unpleasant surprise is unearthed. The bodies of two girls, wrapped in plastic, are discovered underneath an old house. It looks like they've been down there a long time. Lucas Davenport knows exactly how long. In 1985, Davenport was a young cop just about to be promoted out of uniform, despite a reputation for playing fast and loose with the rules. A superb undercover guy, he was part of the massive police effort that followed the kidnapping of two girls who were never found again, dead or alive. The searches turned up nothing, so when the suspected kidnapper was killed in a shoot-out, the case was closed. But not for Davenport. He'd gotten deep into the case, and while he was convinced the suspect knew something, he didn't think he was the perpetrator - something just felt off. He argued hard about it to his bosses, but nobody wanted to hear. Until now. With the bodies discovered, the case is dusted off, just to tie a bow around it - but there's something wrong with the evidence. There are indications of tampering. Police tampering. And as Davenport investigates, it becomes clear: It wasn't just the bodies that were buried, but the truth - and there are a lot of people with a very strong stake in that truth never being uncovered.
De la drogue, du sexe, des stars. Pour beaucoup, c'est le cocktail du succès. Mais pour Lucas Davenport, de la police de Minneapolis, ce serait plutôt celui des ennuis : un double meurtre a été commis au cours d'une soirée branchée et l'une des victimes n'est autre qu'un célèbre top model. Sous la pression de médias avides de sensationnel, l'enquête se doit d'aller vite malgré de nombreux suspects, aucun mobile apparent et des témoins peu coopératifs. Avec un troisième cadavre sur les bras, Lucas Davenport risque bien de vérifier cet adage : c'est avec les plus belles étoffes qu'on fabrique les pires sacs de noeuds.