MEET COMMANDANT CAMILLE VERHOEVEN OF THE PARIS POLICE
WITH NOTHING ELSE TO LOSE
Anne Forestier finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time when she blunders into a raid on a jeweller's on the Champs-Élysées. Bludgeoned beyond recognition, she is lucky to survive. But her ordeal has only just begun.
HE CAN BREAK ALL THE RULES
Lying helpless in her hospital bed, with her assailant still at large, Anne is in mortal danger. Only one thing gives her hope: Commandant Camille Verh?ven.
TO PROTECT THE WOMAN HE LOVES
For Verh?ven it's a case of history repeating itself. He cannot lose Anne as he lost his wife. This time he faces an adversary whose greatest strength appears to be Verh?ven's matchless powers of intuition.
Winner of the 2015 C.W.A. International Dagger
Pierre Lemaitre was born in Paris in 1951. He worked for many years as a teacher of literature before becoming a novelist. He was awarded the Crime Writers' Association International Dagger, alongside Fred Vargas, for Alex, and as sole winner for Camille. In 2013 his novel Au revoir là-haut (The Great Swindle, in English translation) won the Prix Goncourt, France's leading literary award.