Nemesis

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In his bestselling legal thrillers, William Bernhardt has explored the dark side of contemporary politics, power, and the law. Now Bernhardt turns back the clock to the city of Cleveland, Ohio, in the fall of 1935. Based on true events and new discoveries about Eliot Ness, Nemesis is a brilliantly told story featuring this legendary lawmans fateful duel with a terrifyingly new kind of criminal: Americas first serial killer. In Chicago, Eliot Ness had created the Untouchables, the fabled team of federal agents who were beyond corruption and who finally put Al Capone behind bars. Now the headlinegrabbing Ness has been moved to Cleveland, where a new mayor desperately needs some positive publicity. The heroic, squeakyclean Fed is the perfect man to become the citys director of public safety, but by the time Ness starts his new job, a killer has started a career of his own. And this man is as obsessed with blood and mayhem as Eliot Ness is obsessed with justice. One by one, bodies are found, each one decapitated and uniquely dissected with a doctors skill and a madmans bent. The police are baffled, the population is terrorized, and newspaper headlines blare about the socalled Torso Killer. Though its not his turf, Ness is forced to cross bureaucratic boundaries and take over the case, working with a dogged, streetsmart detective and making enemies every step of the way. The more energy Ness pour into the investigation, the more it takes over his life, his marriage, even his untouchable reputation. Because in Cleveland, there is only one true untouchable: a killer who has the perfect hiding place and the perfect plan for destroying Eliot Ness. From the first primitive use of forensic psychology to a portrait of America battling the Great Depression and a man battling his own demons, Nemesis is a masterwork of mystery, murder, and vivid, dynamic historical suspense. From the Hardcover edition.

  • EAN 9780547504506
  • Disponibilité Disponible
  • Nombre de pages 300 Pages
  • Distributeur Olf

Philip Roth

Après une enfance passée à Newark, ville portuaire proche de Manhattan, dont est également issu l'écrivain Nick Tosches, Philip Roth étudie à l'université. Son mariage, qui tourne au désastre, est à l'origine des thèmes de ses premiers romans qui soulèveront la polémique, à cause de leur caractère cru et provocateur comme 'Portnoy et son complexe'. Malgré le scandale, Roth est très vite considéré comme un auteur influent. L'écrivain s'engage alors dans ce qu'il définit lui-même comme un combat avec 'les femmes, les rabbins, les hommes politiques, les psychanalystes et les critiques littéraires'. L'oeuvre de Roth, bien qu'essentiellement autobiographique, mélange les genres et passe sans retenue de la fiction à la confession, dans un style jubilatoire.

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