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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221100271
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 416
Size : 153 x 240 mm
Ring of Blood

Collection : Best-sellers
Release date : 26/01/2006

With his first novel, Jérôme Delafosse has already set the bar remarkably high for himself and his future works. Nobody could've expected such a taut, fast-paced, well-written and intelligent page-turner on someone's first attempt. With hints of The Bourne Identity and Miss Smilla's Sense of...

With his first novel, Jérôme Delafosse has already set the bar remarkably high for himself and his future works. Nobody could've expected such a taut, fast-paced, well-written and intelligent page-turner on someone's first attempt. With hints of The Bourne Identity and Miss Smilla's Sense of Snow, Delafosse has created more than a breathtaking joyride; he has produced a work that offers a profound reflection on some of the major issues of our time such as religious fanaticism, and the misery of the Third World still haunted by genocide and civil wars.

After a life-threatening scuba diving accident in the Arctic, Nathan Falh wakes from a coma in a Norwegian hospital with no recall of his own past. As he desperately follows clue after clue, he realizes that his own story is closely linked to a secret that men have died and killed to protect, for centuries. He is linked to this secret to such an extent that Nathan no longer knows if he's the prey or the predator. And surrounded by questionably intentioned characters, Nathan doesn't know whom he can trust, if anyone. Occult religious rites, murders, corrupt NGOs, illicit medical experiments, and biological weapons, ...this is truly an exciting narrative, rich in action and suspense. Nathan's quest for answers takes the reader across Europe and Africa, and straight into the heart of darkness. He penetrates the very headquarters of the notorious Ring where a thrilling showdown puts him face to face with his past as well as with the horrifying truth he is inevitably running towards.

Once Nathan's race against time begins, Jérôme Delafosse artfully mixes the past with the present, and religion with science. He weaves an intricate plot that continues to surprise as its layers are peeled away. Although this is a great work of fiction, we are given glimpses into the very real hypocrisy that abounds certain aspects of our society. And that truth can be scarier than fiction.

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EAN : 9782221100271
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 416
Size : 153 x 240 mm
Robert Laffont