WALK THE WIRE
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WALK THE WIRE

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The number one bestselling author returns with a highly-charged thriller taking Amos Decker, who has proved one of his readers' favourite characters to date, on an action-packed investigation with all the trademark twists and turns which make David Baldacci one of the world's favourite storytellers. FBI consultant Amos Decker and his colleague, Alex Jamison, are summoned to the remote North Dakota Badlands when a hunter discovers the remains of a woman out on the Great Plains. She appears to have had a post-mortem performed on her, reminiscent of those seen on TV cop shows - but this time, there was no slab, morgue or camera in sight. The reason why Irene Cramer's murder merits an FBI investigation becomes rapidly clear when key questions surface about the woman's mysterious past. As a teacher at a school managed by a local male-run sect, the Anabaptists, little is known about who she really was or where she came from. What was her true identity? And what did she have to hide? Seeking information from the local community, Decker and Jamison observe the local town of London, North Dakota, which sits at the very heart of the fracking industry. Enriched with oil money, jealousy and a deep-set rivalry between its richest investors lie beneath a veneer of glitz and opulence. But it is the nearby 'eye in the sky', the London Air Force Station, which may hold the answers. Acting as an early warning system, it can detect a nuclear threat to the US. Was Irene Cramer's death connected in some way to the highly classified facility? When a mysterious government contact reaches out to assist their investigation, Decker realizes that this town holds secrets so explosive that their implications could destabilize the entire country . . .

  • EAN

    9781509874538

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    588 Pages

  • Longueur

    17.8 cm

  • Largeur

    11.1 cm

  • Poids

    341 g

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Support principal

    Poche

David Baldacci

Après avoir étudié le droit à l'université de Virginie et exercé le métier d'avocat à Washington D.C., David Baldacci se consacre désormais à l'écriture. Depuis l'immense succès de son premier roman, Les Pleins Pouvoirs (Flammarion, 1996), il est considéré comme un maître du polar. Il a écrit de nombreux best-sellers, parmi lesquels La Simple Vérité, Sous haute protection, Un homme sous influence, Une seconde d'inattention, et L'Heure du crime (Belfond, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004 et 2005 ; Pocket, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006 et 2007).

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