Un thriller intense, mené par un jeune flic et un ado surdoué plongés au coeur d'une enquête pour meurtre.Garvie Smith a 16 ans, il est séduisant et possède le QI d'un génie, ce qui ne l'empêche pas d'être le dernier au classement de son lycée. Ivre d'ennui, hermétique aux émotions et à toute forme d'autorité, il passe son temps à fumer et créer des algorithmes. Le jour où son ex-petite amie est trouvée morte, il n'a plus qu'une obsession : trouver le coupable.
Sa route croise alors celle de l'officier Singh, un jeune policier fraîchement promu. La morale intransigeante de l'agent est mise à mal par les méthodes peu orthodoxes de l'adolescent. Mais s'ils veulent s'en sortir vivants, chacun va devoir faire preuve d'humilité pour résoudre cette affaire...
Eleven-year-old Martha is used to being the one who has to keep her head. Tug, her little brother, is too small. Dad is too strange. And Mum's not here any more.
So when Dad falls off the roof, it's Martha who ices his knee and takes him to the doctor. And when Dad doesn't come home, it's Martha who cooks Tug's favourite pie and reads him his bedtime story. And when Dad passes out, it's Martha who cleans him up and keeps his secret.
But eventually Dad's problems become too big for even Martha to solve. There is only one person who can sort things out now. Dad.
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Too High, Too Far, Too Soon is the humorous, tragic and searingly honest memoir of a man who survived childhood tragedy, Catholic boarding school and chronic drug addiction.
Simon Mason graphically details his experience of teenage angst in a tatty seaside town before he ran away to London and then onwards to the crack-infested streets of LA. He recounts his numerous decadent adventures at Glastonbury Festival and the notoriety that came during his stint as personal chemist to the biggest bands of the '90s, before he himself descended into a helpless period of heroin addiction.
After several incidents of petty crime stemming from his drug problem, Simon launched numerous failed attempts to become a bona fide rock 'n' roll star and even more failed attempts to get clean, finally being 'rescued' by Banksy from a stolen camper van, covered in blood in the Spanish countryside.
Too High, Too Far, Too Soon is a rock 'n' roll memoir with a difference, written by a man who lived the life and attained the drug habits of the most extreme rock stars, yet whose attempts to break through to the big time always eluded him.
Meet Garvie Smith. Highest IQ ever recorded at Marsh Academy. Lowest ever grades. What's the point? Life sucks. Nothing surprising ever happens. Until Chloe Dow's body is pulled from a pond. His ex-girlfriend. DI Singh is already on the case. Ambitious, uptight, methodical - he's determined to solve the mystery - and get promoted. He doesn't need any 'assistance' from notorious slacker, Smith. Or does he?