US Marshal Teddy Daniels has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Along with his partner, Chuck Aule, he sets out to find an escaped murderess named Rachel Solando as a hurricane bears down upon them. But nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is what it seems, and neither is Teddy Daniels.
Patrick Kenzie et Angela Gennaro ne sont plus détectives privés. Patrick occupe un emploi précaire dans une grosse société de surveillance. Il est rattrapé par son ancienne vie lorsque Beatrice McCready lui demande d'enquêter sur l'absence de sa nièce Amanda. Douze ans plus tôt, Angie et lui avaient retrouvé la petite fille dans des circonstances particulièrement dramatiques. Aujourd'hui, Amanda est lycéenne, bonne élève, mais elle semble avoir disparu dans la nature. L'histoire va-t-elle se répéter ?
Determined to learn the truth about his grandfather's death, Serge Storms journeys to South Florida, where he learns that his grandfather may have been involved in an infamous gem heist case.
U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his partner, Chuck Aule, come to Shutter Island's Ashcliffe Hospital in search of an escaped mental patient, but Ashcliffe's sinister patient treatments propel them to the brink of insanity.
In the vein of Jurassic Park, this high concept thriller follows a group of graduate students lured to Hawaii to work for a mysterious biotech company only to find themselves cast out into the rain forest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them.
Three men are found dead in the locked second floor office of a Honolulu building, with no sign of struggle except ultra-fine, razor-sharp cuts covering their bodies. The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot, nearly unrecognizable to the human eye.
In the lush forests of Oahu, a groundbreaking new technology has thrown open the door to a new era of bio-prospecting. An advance in micro robotics has put unheard of resources at the fingertips of science; trillions of previously unknown microorganisms, tens of thousands of species of bacteria, are being discovered, feeding a search for new life-saving drugs and profitable applications on a scale beyond anything previously imagined.
In Cambridge, Massachusetts, a group of graduate students at the forefront of their fields are recruited to work at a cutting edge microbiology start-up. Nanigen MicroTechnologies exploratory work is conducted under a veil of secrecy, and promises the young researchers the chance to wield unprecedented new tools at the limits of scientific discovery. To participate they must commit now and come to Hawaii or be left behind and watch their peers reap the rewards.
But when the true costs of Nanigen's innovations are revealed in Oahu, the graduate students find themselves cast out of the stable certainties of the lab, thrust into a hostile wilderness, prey to a technology of radical and unbridled power. With nothing for protection but their specialized knowledge of the natural world, they are forced to face the rainforest, which is revealing a hidden environment of profound treasures and intense danger at every turn. And the only way out may be by harnessing the very powers of nature and technology that are pitted against them.
An instant classic, Michael Crichton's boundary-pushing and up-to-the-minute final thriller has all the hallmarks of his greatest adventures. And no one is better suited to complete this novel than visionary science writer Richard Preston: pitting nature against technology in vintage Crichton fashion, Micro melds scientific fact with pulse-pounding fiction to create yet another masterpiece of sophisticated, cutting-edge entertainment.
Bjorn Lomborg argues that many of the elaborate and staggeringly expensive actions now being considered to meet the challenges of global warming ultimately will have little impact on the world’s temperature. He suggests that rather than focusing on ineffective solutions that will cost us trillions of dollars over the coming decades, we should be looking for smarter, more costeffective approaches (such as massively increasing our commitment to green energy R&D) that will allow us to deal not only with climate change but also with other pressing global concerns, such as malaria and HIV/AIDS. And he considers why and how this debate has fostered an atmosphere in which dissenters are immediately demonized.From the Trade Paperback edition.
"Dennis Lenahan, le plongeur acrobatique, expliquait aux gens que si l'on pose à terre une pièce de cinquante cents et qu'on la regarde, on a exactement la même vision que quand on contemple le bassin de réception du haut des vingt-cinq mètres de l'échelle métallique." Dennis, plongeur professionnel de haut vol, s'est produit dans les manifestations de saut acrobatiques les plus importantes du monde, y compris du haut des falaises d'Acapulco. Aujourd'hui il plonge depuis le toit de l'hôtel Tishomingo de Tunica, dans le Mississipi, qui fait aussi office de casino. Or un soir, du haut des vingt-cinq mètres de l'échelle du plongeoir, il est témoin d'un meurtre. Les assassins ne se cachent pas et parlent même de le prendre pour cible lors de son plongeon.
Il se trouve que le meurtre a eu un second témoin, un dénommé Robert Taylor, un Noir de Detroit qui porte sur lui la photo du lynchage de son grand-père, transporte dans sa valise un Colt .45 et passe son temps à écouter du Delta blues lorsqu'il roule dans sa Jaguar noire sur les petites routes du Mississipi. Robert travaille pour un gangster de Detroit descendu à Tunica pour incarner le général Grant dans la reconstitution "live" d'une bataille décisive de la Guerre de Sécession. Comme Dennis, Robert défie la mort: il couche avec la femme de son patron.
Alors que les préparatifs de la "bataille" vont bon train, Dennis est harcelé par la police qui devine qu'il a vu les meurtriers, par Robert qui veut lui faire jouer un rôle dans une lutte occulte entre mafieux du Sud pour contrôler le marché de la drogue, par les tueurs qui ne savent pas s'il va les dénoncer et par trois femmes (pas moins) qui veulent le ramener sur la terre ferme et prendre sa vie en main.
Au final, c'est sur le champ de bataille reconstitué que les faux soldats vont s'expliquer... avec des armes chargées à balles réelles.
Tishomingo Blues a le rythme du Delta blues, sa richesse de vocabulaire et de mélodie, son humour et sa noirceur. Elmore Leonard nous prouve une fois encore que les ressources de son imagination sont sans limite.
ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED BOOKS OF THE YEAR NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY Washington Post - NPR - Financial Times - The Guardian - Booklist - New Statesman - Daily Telegraph - Irish Times - Dallas Morning News - Sunday Times - New York Post "A big, sprawling, ultimately stunning crime tableau." - Janet Maslin, New York Times "You can't ask for more emotionally moving entertainment." - Stephen King "One of the best thriller writers on the planet." - Esquire The explosive, highly anticipated conclusion to the epic Cartel trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of The Force What do you do when there are no borders? When the lines you thought existed simply vanish? How do you plant your feet to make a stand when you no longer know what side you're on? The war has come home. For over forty years, Art Keller has been on the front lines of America's longest conflict: The War on Drugs. His obsession to defeat the world's most powerful, wealthy, and lethal kingpin?the godfather of the Sinaloa Cartel, Adan Barrera?has left him bloody and scarred, cost him the people he loves, even taken a piece of his soul. Now Keller is elevated to the highest ranks of the DEA, only to find that in destroying one monster he has created thirty more that are wreaking even more chaos and suffering in his beloved Mexico. But not just there. Barrera's final legacy is the heroin epidemic scourging America. Throwing himself into the gap to stem the deadly flow, Keller finds himself surrounded by enemies?men who want to kill him, politicians who want to destroy him, and worse, the unimaginable?an incoming administration that's in bed with the very drug traffickers that Keller is trying to bring down. Art Keller is at war with not only the cartels, but with his own government. And the long fight has taught him more than he ever imagined. Now, he learns the final lesson?there are no borders. In a story that moves from deserts of Mexico to Wall Street, from the slums of Guatemala to the marbled corridors of Washington, D.C., Winslow follows a new generation of narcos, the cops who fight them, street traffickers, addicts, politicians, money-launderers, real-estate moguls, and mere children fleeing the violence for the chance of a life in a new country. A shattering tale of vengeance, violence, corruption and justice, this last novel in Don Winslow's magnificent, award-winning, internationally bestselling trilogy is packed with unforgettable, drawn-from-the-headlines scenes. Shocking in its brutality, raw in its humanity, The Border is an unflinching portrait of modern America, a story of--and for--our time.
Dennis Lehane, the New York Times bestselling author of Live by Night --now a Warner Bros. movie starring Ben Affleck--delivers a psychologically, morally complex novel of blood, crime, passion, and vengeance, set in Cuba and Ybor City, Florida, during World War II, in which Joe Coughlin must confront the cost of his criminal past and present. Ten years have passed since Joe Coughlin''s enemies killed his wife and destroyed his empire, and much has changed. Prohibition is dead, the world is at war again, and Joe''s son, Tomas, is growing up. Now, the former crime kingpin works as a consigliore to the Bartolo crime family, traveling between Tampa and Cuba, his wife''s homeland. A master who moves in and out of the black, white, and Cuban underworlds, Joe effortlessly mixes with Tampa''s social elite, U.S. Naval intelligence, the Lansky-Luciano mob, and the mob-financed government of Fulgencio Batista. He has everything--money, power, a beautiful mistress, and anonymity. But success cannot protect him from the dark truth of his past--and ultimately, the wages of a lifetime of sin will finally be paid in full. Dennis Lehane vividly recreates the rise of the mob during a world at war, from a masterfully choreographed Ash Wednesday gun battle in the streets of Ybor City to a chilling, heartbreaking climax in a Cuban sugar cane field. Told with verve and skill, World Gone By is a superb work of historical fiction from one of "the most interesting and accomplished American novelists" ( Washington Post ) writing today.
In a near-future world where biotechnology and genetic research has become big business, the discovery of several transgenic animals leads to a legal and ethical battle over the rights to genes that can be used for commercial purposes.
Presents the story of a group of graduate students who accept work with a mysterious biotech company in Hawaii only to be abandoned in a treacherous wilderness when they discover their employer's dark agenda.
The twisted maze of Venice's canals has always been shrouded in mystery. Even the celebrated opera house, La Fenice, has seen its share of death. But nothing so horrific and violent as that of world-famous conductor, Maestro Helmut Wellauer - poisoned during a performance of La Traviata.
Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus face a familiar sociopath in this electrifying new tale of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman.When LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker reluctantly agrees to do a big favour for old friend Teresa McLaughlin, he knows that his involvement will bring her sociopathic husband, Chris Donatti, back into his life. But then Terry goes missing and Donatti disappears, leaving their 14-year-old son Gabe behind.Meanwhile Adrianna Blanc, a party-loving nurse, is found swinging from the rafters of a house in a wealthy suburban area. Her last phone call announced she was breaking up with her philandering boyfriend and Decker questions whether it was in fact suicide.With lives hanging in the balance, Decker and his team need to find answers fast. At home matters are just as precarious: while Decker and his wife Rina Lazarus want to look after young Gabe, with Donatti on the loose, no one is really ever safe...
LEE CHILD says she's "a genius." P.D. JAMES called her "the most remarkable" of today's suspense writers. STIEG LARSSON loved her work so much, he named her in his novels. And now SARA PARETSKY returns with the most extraordinary novel of her legendary career: FALLOUT . Before there was Lisbeth Salander , before there was Stephanie Plum , there was V.I. WARSHAWSKI . To her parents, she's Victoria Iphigenia. To her friends, she's Vic. But to clients seeking her talents as a detective, she's V.I. And her new case will lead her from her native Chicago... and into Kansas, on the trail of a vanished film student and a faded Hollywood star. Accompanied by her dog, V.I. tracks her quarry through a university town, across fields where missile silos once flourished -- and into a past riven by long-simmering racial tensions, a past that holds the key to the crimes of the present. But as the mysteries stack up, so does the body count. And in this, her toughest case, not even V.I. is safe. Exciting and provocative, fiercely intelligent and witty, FALLOUT is reading at its most enjoyable and powerful.
IN HOUSE OF SPIES, GABRIEL ALLON IS BACK AND OUT FOR REVENGE - DETERMINED TO HUNT DOWN THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS TERRORIST, A SHADOWY ISIS MASTERMIND KNOWN ONLY AS SALADIN.
Four months after the deadliest attack on the American homeland since 9/11, terrorists leave a trail of carnage through London's glittering West End. The attack is a brilliant feat of planning and secrecy, but with one loose thread.
The thread leads Gabriel Allon and his team of operatives to the south of France and to the gilded doorstep of Jean-Luc Martel and Olivia Watson. A beautiful former British fashion model, Olivia pretends not to know that the true source of Martel's enormous wealth is drugs.
'A heartbreaking, finger-gnawing, and yet ultimately hopeful novel by the amazing Rene Denfeld.' -Margaret Atwood, via Twitter After captivating readers in The Child Finder , Naomi-the investigator with an uncanny ability for finding missing children-returns, trading snow-covered woods for dark, gritty streets on the search for her missing sister in a city where young, homeless girls have been going missing and turning up dead. From the highly praised author of The Child Finder and The Enchanted comes The Butterfly Girl, a riveting novel that ripples with truth, exploring the depths of love and sacrifice in the face of a past that cannot be left dead and buried. A year ago, Naomi, the investigator with an uncanny ability for finding missing children, made a promise that she would not take another case until she finds the younger sister who has been missing for years. Naomi has no picture, not even a name. All she has is a vague memory of a strawberry field at night, black dirt under her bare feet as she ran for her life. The search takes her to Portland, Oregon, where scores of homeless children wander the streets like ghosts, searching for money, food, and companionship. The sharp-eyed investigator soon discovers that young girls have been going missing for months, many later found in the dirty waters of the river. Though she does not want to get involved, Naomi is unable to resist the pull of children in need-and the fear she sees in the eyes of a twelve-year old girl named Celia. Running from an abusive stepfather and an addict mother, Celia has nothing but hope in the butterflies-her guides and guardians on the dangerous streets. She sees them all around her, tiny iridescent wisps of hope that soften the edges of this hard world and illuminate a cherished memory from her childhood-the Butterfly Museum, a place where everything is safe and nothing can hurt her. As danger creeps closer, Naomi and Celia find echoes of themselves in one another, forcing them each to consider the question: Can you still be lost even when you've been found? But will they find the answer too late?