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Titre : Mantis
Éditeur : Escargot, United States
Date d'édition : 2015
Reliure : CD-Audio
Etat du livre : New
Edition : Unabridged.
Language: English . Brand New. Three young women have been brutally assaulted and murdered in the city of Philadelphia. Lieutenant William Fogarty, a time-toughened cop hardened by personal tragedy, is shocked by the brutality of the crimes. His only lead comes from medical examiner Josef Tanaka. Half Japanese and half American, Tanaka, a skilled practitioner of the martial arts, claims to recognize the method used in the attacks: a karate strike known as nukite, or spear hand. Fogarty has nowhere else to turn.An unlikely combination, Fogarty and Tanaka, forced together by circumstance and neither completely trusting the other, conduct a desperate hunt, trawling the city streets of Philadelphia and into the dangerous underbelly of the killing arts. Pursuing the Mantis, a creature who uses the flesh of his victims in a sadistic, macabre ritual of self-purification, Fogarty and Tanaka endanger the lives of those closest to them as they inch perilously close to the precipice of their own worst fears and weaknesses. N° de réf. du libraire AAS9781504653930
Synopsis : A serial killer is stalking Philadelphia. Fogarty is in charge of the investigation. The victims are killed horribly and then sexually assaulted. What Fogarty doesn't know is that the murderer is an adept of a martial art in which the strike is made with a hook-like hand - the Way of the Mantis.
Critique: Brutally frank. ( IRELAND EVENING HERALD)
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