Ryan David Jahn

  • Dallas, 1964. Andrew Combs n'est âgé que de quelques mois quand sa mère est froidement abattue sous ses yeux. Peu de temps après, son père s'évanouit dans la nature. Vingt-six ans plus tard, l'heure de la vengeance a sonné. S'il veut tirer un trait sur son passé et devenir l'homme qu'il ambitionne d'être, Andrew n'a pas le choix : il doit retrouver et tuer l'assassin de sa mère. Son père, Harry Combs. Il croit savoir ce qui s'est produit à Dallas ce jour-là, pourtant la vérité est tout autre. Les deux hommes s'engagent dans un jeu à la vie à la mort. L'un d'eux n'en réchappera pas.

  • New York, années 1960. Kat Marino, qui rentre tard chez elle, est agressée au couteau par un inconnu. De nombreux voisins sont témoins de la scène, mais personne n'avertira la police, persuadé que quelqu'un d'autre l'aura déjà fait. En donnant la parole à tous les protagonistes, ce roman noir polyphonique, dont l'action se concentre sur quelques heures, esquisse une tentative de généalogie de la violence contemporaine.

  • Avril 1952. Los Angeles. Sandy Duncan, treize ans, abat son beau-père d'une balle dans la tempe. Tentant de faire passer son geste pour le crime d'un tueur en série, il grave sur le front du cadavre un symbole inspiré d'une de ses bandes dessinées favorites. Quelques jours plus tard, Eugene Dahl, le créateur de la bande dessinée, désormais laitier le jour et pilier de bar la nuit, trouve sur sa porte des mots de menace dont l'un lui donne rendez-vous dans un hôtel. Là, Eugene découvre un témoin du procureur assassiné, ainsi que l'officier de police chargé de le protéger. Il se retrouve accusé de ces meurtres. Après De bons voisins, le nouveau thriller choral de Ryan David Jahn.

  • Bulls Mouth, Texas, est une petite ville. Ici, quand on fait le 911, on tombe directement sur le bureau du shérif. Ce jour-là, son adjoint Ian Hunt est sur le point de terminer sa garde quand il reçoit un coup de fil un peu spécial : sa petite fille, disparue il y a sept ans et déclarée morte quelques mois auparavant, l'appelle au secours... Par l'auteur de De bons voisins.

  • Anglais The Gentle Assassin

    Ryan David Jahn

    It wasn't every day you had the chance to track down the man who'd killed your mother. In 1964, Andrew Combs' mother is killed in front of him. His father Harry vanishes soon afterwards. Twenty-six years later Andrew wants revenge. There's only one way he can let go of his past and become the man he wants to be: track down and kill his mother's murderer. His father.But while Andrew thinks he knows what happened all those years ago, the truth is far darker. For Harry Combs turns out to be a man of many secrets.As shadowy figures from Harry's past threaten his life, and Andrew inches closer to killing him, the two men find themselves playing a very dangerous game of life and death. And only one of them can survive. A brilliant thriller with the pace and tension of Mark Billingham and the laconic style of Ramond Chandler.

  • Anglais Dark Hours

    Ryan David Jahn

    Private Investigator Damien Lamb: a man hardened by life and seeking justice against those who have wronged society. When the vulnerable Abigail walks into his office asking Lamb to retrieve her daughter from the confines of infamous cult, the Children of God, Lamb can't help but fall for her story. And so begins a breath-taking and dangerous journey as Lamb attempts to rescue Abigail's daughter, Lily, and bring down the charming yet heinous leader of the cult, Rhett Mosley. But Abigail's motivations might not be as clear as they first seem and Lamb finds himself in more danger than he could ever have imagined . . .

  • Katrina Marino is about to become America’s most infamous murder victim. This is Katrina’s story, and the story of her killer. It is also the story of Katrina’s neighbours, those who witnessed her murder and did nothing: the terrified Vietnam draftee; the woman who thinks she’s killed a child, and her husband who will risk everything for the truth; the former soldier planning suicide and the man who saves him. And others whose lives are touched by the crime: the elderly teacher whose past is catching up with him; the amateur blackmailer who’s about to find out just what sort of people he’s been threatening; the corrupt cop who believes he is God’s ‘red right hand’. Shocking and compassionate, angry and gripping, ACTS OF VIOLENCE is a sprawling, cinematic tourdeforce, a terrifying crime novel unlike any other.

  • Ian Hunt is the police dispatcher for the small town of Bulls Mouth, East Texas. Just as his shift is ending he gets a call from his fourteen-year-old daughter, Maggie. Maggie, who has just been declared dead, having been snatched from her bedroom seven years ago. Her call ends in a scream. The trail leads to a local couple, but this is just the start of his battle to get his daughter back. What follows is a bullet-strewn cross-country chase along Interstate 10, from Texas to California. The riveting new novel from the acclaimed author of Acts of Violence and Low Life is a brilliantly original, blood drenched thriller, about the lengths a man will go to for his daughter.

  • When Simon Johnson is attacked in his crummy LA apartment, he knows he must defend himself or die. Turning on the lights after the scuffle, Simon realises two things: one, he has killed his attacker; two, the resemblance of the man to himself is uncanny. Over the coming days, Simons lonely life will spiral out of control. With his pet goldfish Francine in tow, he embarks on a gripping existential investigation, into his own murky past, and that of Jeremy Shackleford, the (apparently) happily married math teacher whose body is now lying in Simons bathtub under forty gallons of ice. But Simon has a plan. Gradually, he begins to assume the dead mans identity, fooling Shacklefords colleagues, and even his beautiful wife. However, when mysterious messages appear on the walls around Simons apartment, he realises that losing his old self will be more difficult than hed imagined. Everything points to a long forgotten date the previous spring, when his life and Shacklefords first collided. As the contradictions mount, and the ice begins to melt, the events of the past year will resolve themselves in the most catastrophic way. Combining gritty noir, psychological drama and dazzling plotting, Low Life is a shocking novel that announces Jahn as a brilliant new voice of modern America. /p>

  • April 1952. Los Angeles. After thirteen-year-old Sandy Duncan shoots his stepfather in the temple and carves a symbol into the corpse's forehead in imitation of a comic book, district attorney Seymour Markley launches a grand jury investigation into the murder and its causes, an investigation that could implicate east coast crime boss James Manning and end his thirty-year career. Also potentially implicated: the comic book's creator, Eugene Dahl, who now spends his mornings working as a milkman and his evenings warming bar stools. Threatening notes begin appearing nailed to his front door, notes that draw him to a downtown hotel where one of the district attorney's witnesses, one of the men who could bring down James Manning, is being held. There, Eugene finds the witness murdered, as well as the police officer charged with protecting him; and he finds himself framed for those murders. He's forced to go on the run, and, in order to clear his name, to devise a plan that involves deeds far worse than anything he's been framed for. And he must commit those deeds with the police right behind him.

  • Anglais The Dispatcher

    Jahn Ryan David

    Ian Hunt is the police dispatcher for the small town of Bulls Mouth, East Texas. Just as his shift is ending he gets a call from his fourteen-year-old daughter, Maggie. Maggie, who has just been declared dead, having been snatched from her bedroom seven years ago. Her call ends in a scream. The trail leads to a local couple, but this is just the start of his battle to get his daughter back. What follows is a bullet-strewn cross-country chase along Interstate 10, from Texas to California. The riveting new novel from the acclaimed author of Acts of Violence and Low Life is a brilliantly original, blood drenched thriller, about the lengths a man will go to for his daughter.

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