Etat de neuf / As new condition 000-32148 9782020321488 Seuil / Policiers Broché. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
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In this riveting, astute, high-tension thriller, the creator of psychologist sleuth Alex Delaware weaves a Dickensian tale of innocence, urban depravity, and the resilience of the human spirit, and brings to the page one of the most endearing and finely drawn characters in contemporary fiction.
Twelve-year-old Billy Straight - precocious, heartbreakingly perceptive, relentlessly moral - has fled the chaos and abuse of his life at home and is fighting to survive on L.A.'s meanest streets.
All alone, Billy has fashioned a precarious existence for himself, using principled tricks to nourish his body and his mind. Late one night he watches from his hiding place as a man viciously butchers a woman. The victim turns out to be the ex-wife of a television celebrity with a history of domestic violence, and Billy becomes the center of terrifying attention - from the media, from violent bounty hunters, and from the murderer himself. As he runs for his life, relying on his native wit and instincts for survival, Billy is also tracked by a potential savior: Petra Connor, a tough, gifted, beautiful LAPD homicide detective with a past of her own.
Breathtakingly paced, Billy Straight brings to life one street kid's efforts to survive in the face of unspeakable evil. Richly layered, emotionally compelling, and peopled by a vivid cast of supporting characters - including Alex Delaware himself in a strong cameo role - this gripping novel represents one of the century's great story-tellers at the top of his form.
Inhaltsangabe: Lisa, the estranged wife of TV superstar cop Cart Ramsey, is found murdered in a Los Angeles park. She'd divorced him for cruelty and the detectives on the case, Petra Connor and Stu Bishop, immediately elevate him to No 1 suspect. But a thorough investigation of the scene reveals that there was probably a witness to the killing. Reading the evidence on the ground Petra and Stu believe it is a homeless man, but in fact it is a homeless boy - Billy Straight. He knows he has vital evidence, but he is too scared of being returned to his former existence to come forward. As Billy battles with his conscience, Petra and Stu have plenty of other leads to follow and a dual narrative of stunning complexity and suspense develops until they eventually combine into a single crescendo of tension. Jonathan Kellerman has produced a thriller which is genuinely unputdownable.
Titel: Billy Straight
Zustand: As new
Buchbeschreibung Seuil, 2000. Buchzustand: Good. SEUIL. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP85527029
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: D'occasion - Très bon état. Buchnummer des Verkäufers K3Y022
Buchbeschreibung Éd. du Seuil, 2000. Paperback. Buchzustand: OKAZ. - Nombre de page(s) : 514 p. - Langue : fre - Genre : Policier Thriller grand format Seuil policiers. Buchnummer des Verkäufers O912277-666
Buchbeschreibung SEUIL. Paperback. Buchzustand: NEW. SEUIL (28/02/2000) Weight: 545g. / 1.20 lbs Binding Paperback Great Customer Service!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9782020321488
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Buchbeschreibung Seuil. Buchzustand: As new. Etat de neuf / As new condition 000-32148 9782020321488 Seuil / Policiers Broché. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 100417D317