Frank Wynne, Pierre Lemaitre's Alex (The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy, Book 1) PDF

By Frank Wynne, Pierre Lemaitre

ISBN-10: 1623650003

ISBN-13: 9781623650001

Author note: Frank Wynne (Translator)
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Upon successful the celebrated 2013 Crime Writers organization foreign Dagger Award, the judges praised Alex by way of asserting, "An unique and soaking up skill to leash incredulity within the identify of the fictitious agreement among writer and reader . . . A police procedural, a mystery opposed to time, a race among hunted and hunter, and a whydunnit, written from a number of issues of view that discover a number of it sounds as if parallel tales which eventually meet."

Alex Prévost--kidnapped, savagely crushed, suspended from the ceiling of an deserted warehouse in a tiny wood cage--is operating out of time. Her abductor seems to wish merely to observe her die. Will starvation, thirst, or the rats get her first?

except a shaky eyewitness file of the kidnapping, Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven has not anything to head on: no suspect, no leads, and no kin or buddies nervous to discover a lacking family member. The diminutive and extraordinary detective is aware from sour event the urgency of discovering the lacking girl as fast as possible--but first he needs to comprehend extra approximately her.

As he uncovers the main points of the younger woman's singular historical past, Camille is pressured to recognize that the individual he seeks isn't any traditional sufferer. She is gorgeous, convinced, but in addition super difficult and imaginative. ahead of lengthy, saving Alex's existence could be the least of Commandant Verhoeven's massive challenges.

A 2013 Financial Times publication of the Year
Shortlisted for the 2014 RUSA examining checklist Horror Award

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Das letzte Mal, als Stan und er sich gesehen hatten. �Das ist nicht fair, Stan«, sagte Ethan ruhig, und Stan explodierte. �Das ist mir völlig egal! Diese Schweine haben meinen Sohn. « Er beugte sich vor und zeigte auf die Leiche. « Langsam richtete er sich wieder auf. »Wenn du es nicht für mich tust, dann tu es für Richard. « Ethan sog langsam die Luft ein. Er erinnerte sich nur allzu gut an die letzten Augenblicke, bevor er das Bewusstsein verloren hatte, nachdem ihr Fahrzeug auf die Mine auf der Straße von Kandahar gefahren war.

Und ich habe mich hier einmal sicher gefühlt«, sagte jemand. �Unsere Gegend wird nie wieder dieselbe sein«, sagte ein anderer. �Ich habe früher meine Tür nie verriegelt. « Es war das erste Mal, dass jemand aus ihrem Kreis ermordet worden war. Und dass es so grausam geschehen war, ging über das Begreifen hinaus. Dieser Mord war nicht ihr erster gewesen, aber er hatte ihr mehr Vergnügen bereitet als jeder andere. Das Stöhnen, das Knirschen der Knochen unter ihren Händen. Das sprudelnde Blut, wenn sie schnitt, immer nur ein wenig.

Evie schien sich ebenfalls an das eine Mal am Busbahnhof zu erinnern, denn sie starrte blicklos auf den tröpfelnden Kaffee. Dana beschloss, das Thema zu wechseln, und deutete mit dem Kopf auf den Laptop. « �Kinderpsychologie und Statistik. « Dana riss die Augen auf. « Der Gedanke daran, dass Evie in ihre Fußstapfen trat, erfüllte sie einerseits mit Stolz, andererseits mit banger Furcht. �Ich hab’s überlegt. Ich würde gern mit Kindern arbeiten. Und ja«, setzte sie säuerlich hinzu, »ich weiß sehr gut, dass ich mich nicht ewig hier verstecken kann.

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