In Paris's 10th arrondissement - the Turkish district - two police officers are trying to solve the mystery of the atrocious torture and murder of three clandestine Turkish women workers. As they investigate, they discover that the 'Grey Wolves', a ruthless group of Turkish mafia members, might be responsible for these extraordinarily brutal killings. Simultaneously, Anna Heymes, who is suffering from amnesia and terrifying hallucinations, finds out that she used to be closely linked to the Grey Wolves. As her past becomes clearer, she has no choice but to face an astonishing and horrible truth.
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JEAN-CHRISTOPHE GRANGE was born in 1961. He was a journalist before he set up his own press agency. His second novel, Blood-Red Rivers, has been made into a successful film - with the title The Crimson Rivers - directed by Mathieu Kassovitz. The Empire of the Wolves is Grange's fourth novel. All of his novels are sold to film, and he is a film scholar himself.From School Library Journal:
Adult/High School-Anna Heymes, housewife and chocolate-shop worker in Paris, is married to a successful administrator for the city's police force. The trouble is, her ordinary life becomes less and less familiar to her. Faces of people she knows seem strange, while complete strangers appear oddly familiar. Psychologists and neurologists can't determine a cause for her unique psychosis. Anna finds scars on her face and scalp, suggesting extreme plastic surgery, but she has no memory of having had it done. In a different thread, crafty cop Paul Nerteaux investigates the murders of three women, illegal immigrants working in sweatshops in the Turkish quarter. His theory is that a serial killer prowls the dark, dangerous streets of the ghettos. In over his head, he recruits Jean-Louis Schiffer, a retired cop with a mixed reputation who worked the area. Making full use of Schiffer's contacts and heavy-handed tactics, they learn that the murderer is an assassin for the Turkish Mafia sent to find a former employee who turned against the organization. The two threads finally come together, creating an exciting tapestry within this dark thriller. Grange makes excellent use of setting, adding layers of color to his tale. While some of the plot twists demand a high level of suspension of disbelief, the glitzy plotting moves the story at such a breakneck pace that readers barely have time to question the finer details. A fun and exciting ride not to be missed.-Matthew L. Moffett, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale
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Buchbeschreibung Vintage, London, 2005. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. kleine Lagerspuren am Buch, Inhalt einwandfrei und ungelesen 428501 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 210. Artikel-Nr. 318696