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Le pacte rouge
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Parution : 
11/05/2005
456 pages
Format :
153 x 240 mm
EAN : 
9782234057760
Prix: 
26.00 €

Le pacte rouge

Une bombe explose en plein Marseille. Trois corps lacérés, pas de revendications, et aucune piste. L’affaire, confiée au pôle antiterroriste, est dans l’impasse. Le lieutenant de police Paul Cabrera est rapidement appelé en renfort. Marseille est sa ville, la rue son territoire. Il maîtrise le terrain, ses indics et ses codes. Mais surtout, l’une des victimes est son oncle. Guidé par son instinct, motivé par la haine, Cabrera déroule peu à peu le fil de la terreur. Une avocate au jeu trouble vient compléter ses découvertes, alors qu’un jeune juge lève le voile sur d’autres mystères. De Marseille à la Corse, de Londres au Pakistan, trois enquêtes se répondent. Des mondes s’opposent. Des liens se nouent. Le passé remonte à la surface.Cette nouvelle enquête du flic aux allures de loubard révèle le dessous des cartes : un univers de violence et de pouvoir où la mort est un laissez-passer.

A bomb explodes in the heart of Marseille, and three mutilated bodies are found. But no-one claims this act of terrorism, and the investigation is at a stand-still. Chief police inspector Paul Cabrera is sent to work with the anti-terrorist cell. Cabrera is from Marseille, he knows the city’s street-life, its codes and its informers. In addition, his uncle is amongst the victims. Guided by his instinct but motivated by his need for revenge, Cabrera unravels a complex net of terror. He is helped by a barrister, a woman of doubtful motivations who nevertheless provides him with precious information. Meanwhile, a young judge makes a series of apparently unrelated discoveries. From Marseille to Corsica, London and Pakistan, connections are made and three investigations become entangled. As the past resurfaces, two worlds come into conflict. Cabrera conducts his latest investigation in his usual ruffian’s fashion, making his way through a world dominated by violence and death.

A former barrister, Olivier Descosse now works as a script-writer and novelist. His novel, Le Couloir de la pieuvre, is being adapted to the screen. Le Pacte rouge is his forth novel.