• « Sombre, implacable et inventif... totalement visionnaire. » Stewart O'Nan
    John Dominic Blaxton, éditeur de poésie prometteur, a perdu sa femme enceinte dans l'attentat nucléaire qui a rasé la ville de Pittsburgh. Reconverti en enquêteur pour les assurances, il parcourt inlassablement l'Archive, cette recréation virtuelle de la cité via tous les documents, enregistrements publics et privés qui n'ont pas été corrompus par l'explosion. Un jour, il découvre le corps d'une disparue, Hannah Massey, à moitié enfoui dans la boue d'un parc public. Dans l'Archive, l'enregistrement de ce cadavre est la preuve que la jeune femme a été assassinée. Dans la réalité, il n'existe plus aucune preuve matérielle de ce crime. Sans doute pour trouver la force de continuer à vivre, John va alors se lancer dans une enquête dangereuse. Car rien ne dit que l'assassin de la jeune femme a péri dans l'attentat.Tom Sweterlitsch est l'auteur de deux romans, Demain et le jour d'après et Terminus. Les droits d'adaptation audiovisuelle du premier ont été acquis par Sony pour Matt Ross (Captain fantastic) ; ceux de Terminus par la Fox pour Neill Blomkamp (Disctrict 9).

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    Terminus

    Tom Sweterlitsch

    Depuis le début des années 80, un programme ultrasecret de la marine américaine explore de multiples futurs potentiels. Lors de ces explorations, ses agents temporels ont situé le Terminus, la destruction de toute vie sur terre, au XXVIIe siècle.En 1997, l'agent spécial Shannon Moss du NCIS reçoit au milieu de la nuit un appel du FBI : on la demande sur une scène de crime. Un homme aurait massacré sa famille avant de s'enfuir. Seule la fille aînée, Marian, 17 ans, serait vivante, mais reste portée disparue. Pourquoi contacter Moss ? Parce que le suspect, Patrick Mursult, a comme elle contemplé le Terminus... dont la date s'est brusquement rapprochée de plusieurs siècles.

  • Ten years after the attack that reduced Pittsburgh to ashes, all that remains is the Archive: an interactive digital record of the city and its people.John Dominic Blaxton is a 'lucky one'. He survived the blast, but, crippled by the loss of his wife and unborn daughter, his days are spent immersed in the Archive with the ghosts of yesterday.It is there that he finds the record of a forgotten body. Who was this woman? And why is someone hacking the system to delete her seemingly unremarkable life? The hunt for the truth will drag Dominic from the darkest corners of the past into a deadly and very present nightmare.

  • Critically-acclaimed and fresh off his spectacular debut, Thomas Sweterlitsch delivers an all-new harrowing, urban thriller made possible by science fiction, but rooted firmly in the real world.
    March 9th, 1997: A family murdered, a daughter missing. All evidence points to a dangerous suspect: ex-Navy Seal Patrick Mursult, who has vanished without a trace. NCIS Special Agent Shannon Moss is determined to take down Mursult and bring the girl home. But Moss isn't only up against the clock--working together with the FBI, the case runs against walls of uncooperative witnesses and a lack of solid leads. Spanning the coal towns and mountains of Pennsylvania and West Virginia, every moment without a break in the case brings everyone involved closer to tragedy.
    Shannon Moss, however, is one of the few federal agents with clearance to investigate strands of the multiverse--to experience possible futures that grow out of the circumstances of the present.
    April 19th, 2014: Seventeen years have passed since the Mursult family was killed, but Moss still questions witnesses whose lives have changed far from their fears and tensions that had made them so reticent to talk about the original incident when it was close at hand. Filling in details of the long past case, Moss learns the terrible truth about Mursult and the fate of the missing girl.
    Moss returns to the present with the information she needs to close the case, but at what cost? Every decision she makes, every plot she unravels, has terrifying consequences--consequences she sees with every trip to a new future

  • Anglais The Gone World

    Tom Sweterlitsch

    1997
    When ex Navy Seal Patrick Mursult's family are found murdered, he is the number one suspect. But NCIS Special Agent Shannon Moss isn't convinced, particularly after Patrick apparently commits suicide. 2014
    Years after the brutal killings, while working undercover, Moss stumbles across a witness from the Mursult case who unwittingly tells her far more than she had at the time. Inspired by this retrospective progress, Moss determines to travel through time to a host of potential futures to track down the killer and close this cold case once and for all.

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