By André Jacques
Ceux qui ont lu le captivant roman policier Les Lions rampants reconnaîtront dans los angeles Commanderie los angeles manière propre à l’auteur : une histoire savamment machinée, des personnages à los angeles fois complexes et étonnamment familiers, une intrigue moderne mais subtilement inscrite dans l’histoire et los angeles tradition. Ce mystery n’est pas sans rappeler les univers sophistiqués de Perez-Reverte.
L’antiquaire Alexandre Jobin, officier retraité de l’armée canadienne, est appelé à reprendre du provider dans une bien curieuse affaire. D’abord engagé par une vieille et riche héritière pour faire évaluer des huiles et des aquarelles de peintres postimpressionnistes, il se retrouve bien malgré lui investi d’une seconde et plus périlleuse venture : retrouver, en Europe, los angeles hint de los angeles petite-fille de sa richissime commanditaire, mystérieusement disparue.
De Montréal à Paris, de los angeles Haute-Provence à los angeles Savoie, cette enquête entraîne notre héros dans une série d’aventures où se mêlent les milieux de l’art, les sectes ésotériques, les trafiquants d’images pornographiques, les partis politiques d’extrême droite et los angeles mafia russe. l. a. double undertaking qui au début s’annonçait comme un séjour touristique en France prend alors les allures d’une poursuite déchaînée.
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Marjorie could see both Danny and Courtney — WHEN DARKNESS FALLS A 23 uncomfortable. " "Daddy started yelling," Danny laughed. " "Because that man called the house the next were beginning . . to look . morning and Daddy got woked up, and the man said he was calling because his daughters birthday party was going to be at the Santa Monica Playhouse on Fourth Street and the invitation said Eighth Street and Daddy started yelling and yelling. " Marjorie was astounded to hear the kids had remembered what was really a very innocent incident.
She knew he appreciated the extra effort she'd made in decorating his room. And he was wearing the Superdad nightshirt, which was what he had to be to pay their awesome mortgage. She was about to slide back toward the house unseen when she noticed him moving to a shelf. Perhaps he was reaching for another cassette, scotch tape, a pen. He took something from behind a shelf of oversized books. A plastic bag. Then, for the first time, Marjorie saw Jack using cosee her outside in the darkness. caine.
She looked around his place of work: the IBM typewriter, the massive walls of books stretching from the white marble fireplace to the collection of scripts. For a moment she sat in one of the old but expensive Italian leather chairs gathered around a huge, stainless-steel coffee table. She looked across to the awards and the army of framed photos. His mother in a raccoon coat on some football field, a picture of him with Danny in PAULZINDEL 46 Australia, another of her with Courtney in Connecti- A pubhcity photo of the four of them surrounded She caught herself deliberately lingering at his bulletin board, the collage of pinioned names, phone numbers, magic marker messages: Go beyond cut.