Plongez dans les recoins les plus sombres de l'âme humaine avec le meilleur thriller anglais de l'année.Ils sont sept. Ils se connaissent depuis vingt ans, tous anciens élèves de la très prestigieuse école de Potter's Field. Des hommes venus des meilleures familles, riches et privilégiés. Mais quelqu'un a décidé de les égorger, un à un. Quel secret effroyable les lie ? Sur quel mensonge ont-ils construit leur vie ? L'inspecteur Max Wolfe va mener l'enquête, depuis les bas-fonds de Londres jusqu'aux plus hautes sphères du pouvoir. Au péril de sa vie.« Une intrigue implacable, des personnages captivants et déchirants - qu'ils soient bons ou mauvais - en font un livre indispensable. J'ai deux mots pour évoquer le héros Max Wolfe Plus. Et vite. »Jeffrey Deaver
A Londres, les grandes familles abritent les secrets les plus terrifiants. Une famille est retrouvée assassinée dans sa luxueuse demeure, après les fêtes du Jour de l'an. Le plus jeune fils a disparu. Quel est le véritable motif du crime ? Pour quelles raisons le meurtrier a-t-il utilisé un pistolet qui sert d'habitude à tuer le bétail dans les abattoirs ? Trente ans plus tôt, un homme a éliminé un père et ses trois fils de la même façon. Mais "l'Exécuteur" est aujourd'hui un homme malade, mourant, qui vit dans une caravane. Difficile de penser qu'il peut être lié, de près ou de loin, à une famille aussi riche et puissante... L'enquêteur Max Wolfe va se retrouver tiraillé entre la nécessaire tendresse dont il entoure sa fille, qu'il élève seul, et sa rage de policier endurci, qui n'a de cesse de rendre justice. Best-seller en Angleterre, Les Anges sans visage a été publié dans plus de onze pays. Ancien journaliste de punk rock, ayant côtoyé les Clash ou les Sex Pistols, Tony Parsons est aussi l'auteur de Des garçons bien élevés, la première enquête de Max Wolfe, qui a rencontré un beau succès en France.
À Londres, les bourreaux sont de retour.
Ils ont décidé de rétablir la peine capitale.
Ils forment un étrange club avec pour modèle le célèbre bourreau anglais Albert Pierrepoint, responsable de plus de quatre cent cinquante exécutions au siècle dernier. Et c'est par la corde qu'ils ont décidé de punir violeurs d'enfants, chauffards et autres délinquants qui réussissent à échapper au système judiciaire.
La conscience du détective Max Wolfe le tourmente.
La justice est-elle vraiment là où on le croit ? Qui sont ces citoyens-vengeurs ? Pour y répondre, Max devra s'enfoncer dans les entrailles de la ville, là où les vestiges du passé ont encore une emprise sur les vivants.
Dans un Londres caniculaire, plus que jamais le bien et le mal se confondent.
La série d'enquêtes de Max Wolfe, dont font partie Des garçons bien élevés et Les anges sans visage, a été traduite dans près de vingt pays. Ancien journaliste de punk rock, Tony Parsons a connu un immense succès mondial avec son roman Un homme et son fils, vendu à plus de deux millions d'exemplaires. Il se consacre aujourd'hui à l'écriture de romans policiers.
Harry Silver returns to face life in the 'blended family.' A wonderful new novel about modern times, which can be read as a sequel to the million selling Man and Boy, or completely on its own.
New novel about men, love and relationships by the author of the Book of the Year, Man and Boy.Alfie Budd found the perfect woman with whom to spend the rest of his life, and then lost her. He doesn't believe you get a second chance at love.Returning to the England he left behind during the brief, idyllic time of his marriage, Alfie finds the rest of his world collapsing around him.He takes comfort in a string of pointless, transient affairs with his students at Churchill's Language School, and he tries to learn Tai Chi from an old Chinese man, George Chang.Will Alfie ever find a family life as strong as the Changs'? Can he give up meaningless sex for a meaningful relationship? And how do you play it when the woman you like has a difficult child who is infatuated with a TV wrestler known as The Slab?Like his runaway bestseller, Man and Boy, Tony Parsons's new novel is full of laughter and tears, biting social comment and overwhelming emotion.
SPECIAL PRICE FOR A LIMITED TIMEThe bestselling author of MAN AND BOY turns his acute eye and pen to the biggest personal issues that face us - as well as the annoying grit in the eye of everyday life.
In the beginning there had been only High Peaks, the MacLeod family property in the heart of Australia's rugged high country. Andrew and Anne MacLeod struggled on the land to give David, their only son and heir, a better life.
Wracked by grief following his father's death, David is determined to succeed. With the MacLeod love of the land running in his blood, and the beautiful Catriona at his side, he builds an impressive empire of grazing properties for the sons he hopes will follow him.
But grooming a suitable heir proves as challenging and heartbreaking as rural life itself. It is David's passion for his beloved high country, and the support of the women in his life, that keep his dream alive.
Here is a story that will transport you to the heartland of Australia's bush and keep you spellbound till the very last page.
'If you're looking for a saga that provides action, romance and intrigue with a particular Australia flavour, then look no further then Return to the High Country.' Southern Highland News
The Half Moon Valley is not easy to farm, nor are its inhabitants easy to know. But the valley produces the best superfine merino wool in the country, and Dan Stafford is its top woolgrower.
Dan relies on his capable son, Jim, and his two eye-catching daughters, Bella and Beth, to help run the property. Now he is battling to retain its prize-winning status. When Bella marries and moves away, and the neighbouring property is sold to an outsider, Dan is unnerved. At least Beth seems content to remain on the land.
But Dan's new woolclasser, the intriguing Rod Cameron, turns out to be more than Dan bargained for. With Rod on the scene, Dan's status and Beth's future are far from assured.
The gripping first novel in an explosive new crime series by Tony Parsons, bestselling author of Man and Boy. If you like crime-novels by Ian Rankin and Peter James, you will love this.
Twenty years ago seven rich, privileged students became friends at their exclusive private school, Potter's Field. Now they have started dying in the most violent way imaginable.
Detective Max Wolfe has recently arrived in the Homicide division of London's West End Central, 27 Savile Row.
Soon he is following the bloody trail from the backstreets and bright lights of the city, to the darkest corners of the internet and all the way to the corridors of power.
As the bodies pile up, Max finds the killer's reach getting closer to everything - and everyone - he loves.
Soon he is fighting not only for justice, but for his own life ...
When handsome young Ian Richardson inherits Kanimbla, a vast merino stud property in the Queensland Murrawee district, there's great speculation about whether he'll sell and take the money and run back to England. But Ian soon proves himself to be a capable boss, earning the respect of his employees, and winning hearts too, especially that of the beautiful Fiona McDonald.
Ian finds Kanimbla threatened by falling wool prices, and works hard to give the property a new direction. The energy brings is infectious, and when he suggests that the community pull together to rescue their dying township, even the most reluctant sheep farmers and cattlemen stand up to be counted. Then Ian receives a letter from his parents' estate, and suddenly everything is thrown into question.
'An inspiring tale of one man's courage and vision' LAKES POST 'This bestselling author delivers the goods again . . . I couldn't put it down.' SOUTH COAST REGISTER
An exclusive short story featuring DC Max Wolfe from Tony Parsons, the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author of The Murder Bag.
One am, Boxing Day. Snow falls, the city sleeps.
Not DC Max Wolfe. He is looking out of his loft apartment at the deserted streets below.
A van has just drawn up. Two men get out. Dressed in black and wearing ski-masks, they are dragging something.
It's a man. Half-naked. Half-dead. But still alive.
Not for much longer.
Soon Max Wolfe is hunting a gang of killers who decapitate their victims And this time it's personal ...
Includes an exclusive sneak preview of Tony's new novel, The Slaughter Man.
A murdered family. A dying serial killer. A missing child. DC Max Wolfe hunts a pitiless killer through the streets of London. By the Sunday Times number one bestselling author of The Murder Bag.
On New Year's Day, a wealthy family is found slaughtered inside their exclusive gated community in north London, their youngest child stolen away.
The murder weapon - a gun for stunning cattle before they are butchered - leads Detective Max Wolfe to a dusty corner of Scotland Yard's Black Museum devoted to a killer who thirty years ago was known as the Slaughter Man.
But the Slaughter Man has done his time, and is now old and dying. Can he really be back in the game?
And was the murder of a happy family a mindless killing spree, a grotesque homage by a copycat killer - or a contract hit designed to frame a dying man?
All Max knows is that he needs to find the missing child and stop the killer before he destroys another innocent family - or finds his way to his own front door ...
Even the happiest of families have black, twisted secrets that someone is ready to kill for...
An exclusive short story featuring DC Max Wolfe from Tony Parsons, the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author of The Murder BagThe gruesome discovery of the body of an old man on Hampstead Heath leads DC Max Wolfe deep into gangland London. Could the dead man's connections to the Krays and the Richardsons be behind the killing? As Max delves deeper, he uncovers a new gang war, one that could have terrible consequences for him and the people he loves.
A band of vigilante executioners roam London's hot summer nights, abducting evil men and hanging them by the neck until dead. SENTENCED TO DEATH - The gang member who's abused vulnerable girls. - The wealthy drunk driver who's mowed down a child. - The hate preacher calling for the murder of British soldiers.As the bodies pile up and riots explode across the sweltering city, DC Max Wolfe hunts a gang of killers who many believe to be heroes.And discovers that the lust for revenge starts very close to home ...
'Tony Parsons puts you right there in every scene he writes. I love that kind of storytelling and I'm a D.C. Max Wolfe fan.' - James Patterson 12 DEAD GIRLS As dawn breaks on a snowy February morning, a refrigerated lorry is found parked in the heart of London's Chinatown. Inside, twelve women, apparently illegal immigrants, are dead from hypothermia. 13 PASSPORTS But in the cab of the abandoned death truck, DC Max Wolfe of West End Central finds thirteen passports. WHERE IS SHE? The hunt for the missing woman will take Max Wolfe into the dark heart of the world of human smuggling, mass migration and 21st-century slave markets, as he is forced to ask the question that haunts our time. What would you do for a home? 'Brilliant' Peter James 'Spectacular' Lee Child 'A must-read' Jeffery DeaverPraise for Tony Parsons...'It's all as addictive as your favourite boxset...it contains more twists than a contortionist caught in a tornado' (The Shortlist) "Told with clarity and insight ... Confirms Parsons has earned a place at the very pinnacle of British crime writing" (Daily Mail) 'Tense...with a dose of dry wit' (The Daily Express) 'A taut always engaging thriller' (The Sun) 'I put my life on hold while I was reading because I couldn't tear myself away from the gripping story... It's complicated, brutal but Tony Parsons has managed to weave the brutality into a truly brilliant story' (Bestselling Crime Thrillers) 'It's a brilliant crime novel, a thrilling procedural. Max Wolfe is a wonderfully endearing character, smart and tough and vulnerable, and with Scout (and Stan too) Tony has created so much warmth and tenderness, in a world, a genre, so often devoid of it. His research is wide, deep, impeccable - from forensics to the psychology, procedure to protocol. And boy does he know how to create suspense, and convincing plot lines, which snake and weave, and surprise right until the very end. This is a complex, shocking, very contemporary story, told with utter conviction and authority. I was hooked from page one. Crime writing has a brilliant new star' (Henry Sutton) 'Superbly crafted crime drama that grips from start to finish' (The Sunday Post) 'Fast paced and gripping' (The Scotsman) '[Tony Parsons'] writing pedigree is first class. It shows in this terrific thriller, and Max Wolfe is a class act, a brilliant character that has to feature again ... Absolutely stunning!' (Books Monthly)
ALMOST HOME. BUT NOWHERE TO HIDE. From the number one bestselling crime-writer comes a brilliant, page-turning new DC Max Wolfe thriller.'Remarkably moving' The TimesWhen terrorists use a drone to bring down a plane on one of London's busiest shopping centres, it ignites a chain of events that will draw in the innocent and guilty alike.DC Max Wolfe finds himself caught in the crossfire in a city that seems increasingly dangerous and hostile.But does the danger come from the murderous criminals that Max is tracking down? Or the people he's trying to protect?Or does the real threat to Max lie closer to home?
'Tony Parsons puts you right there in every scene he writes. I love that kind of storytelling and I'm a D.C. Max Wolfe fan.' James Patterson 'A relentless plot, evocative prose and compelling characters conspire to make this a must-read.' Jeffery Deaver'I've long been a fan of Tony Parsons' writing, and this is brilliant stuff.' Peter James'Spectacular! Tense and human, fast and authentic' Lee Child 'Great plotting, great characters and at least two eye-widening twists I didn't see coming' Sophie Hannah'Simply superb plot and characters' Peterborough Evening Telegraph