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Alex : a Commandant Camille Verhoeven mystery

In kidnapping cases, the first few hours are vital. Police Commandant Camille Verh ven has nothing to go on: no suspect, no leads, no hope. But as he begins to understand more about Alex, he starts to realise she is no ordinary victim.

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  • "CRIME & MYSTERY. In kidnapping cases, the first few hours are crucial. After that, the chances of being found alive go from slim to nearly none. Alex Prevost - beautiful, resourceful, tough - may be no ordinary victim, but her time is running out. Commandant Camille Verhoeven and his detectives have nothing to go on: no suspect, no lead, rapidly diminishing hope. All they know is that a girl was snatched off the streets of Paris and bundled into a white van. The enigma that is the fate of Alex will keep Verhoeven guessing until the bitter, bitter end. And before long, saving her life will be the least of his worries."
  • "In kidnapping cases, the first few hours are vital. Police Commandant Camille Verh ven has nothing to go on: no suspect, no leads, no hope. But as he begins to understand more about Alex, he starts to realise she is no ordinary victim."@en
  • "In kidnapping cases, the first few hours are vital. Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven has nothing to go on: no suspect, no leads, no hope. But as he begins to understand more about Alex, he starts to realise she is no ordinary victim..."
  • "Upon winning the prestigious 2013 Crime Writers Association International Dagger Award, the judges praised Alex by saying, "An original and absorbing ability to leash incredulity in the name of the fictional contract between author and reader ... A police procedural, a thriller against time, a race between hunted and hunter, and a whydunnit, written from multiple points of view that explore several apparently parallel stories which finally meet." Alex Prevost--kidnapped, savagely beaten, suspended from the ceiling of an abandoned warehouse in a tiny wooden cage--is running out of time. Her abductor appears to want only to watch her die. Will hunger, thirst, or the rats get her first? Apart from a shaky eyewitness report of the abduction, Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven has nothing to go on: no suspect, no leads, and no family or friends anxious to find a missing loved one. The diminutive and brilliant detective knows from bitter experience the urgency of finding the missing woman as quickly as possible--but first he must understand more about her. As he uncovers the details of the young woman's singular history, Camille is forced to acknowledge that the person he seeks is no ordinary victim. She is beautiful, yes, but also extremely tough and resourceful. Before long, saving Alex's life will be the least of Commandant Verhoeven's considerable challenges."@en
  • "A Paris detective with a past and a hostage with a history will shape each other in this sinister crime thriller. Police commandant Camille Verhoeven is a skilled detective struggling to cope with the brutal kidnapping and murder of his wife and unborn son. Alex Prevost is a beautiful young woman snatched off the street mere blocks from her apartment. In this gripping, fiendishly plotted detective novel, Alex Prevost is kidnapped, savagely beaten, and suspended from the ceiling of an abandoned industrial building in a wooden cage--she is running out of time. Her abductor/torturer appears to desire only one thing: to watch her die. Will hunger, thirst, or the rats get her first?"@en
  • "Qui connaît vraiment Alex ? Elle est belle. Excitante. Est-ce pour cela qu'on l'a enlevée, séquestrée et livrée à l'inimaginable ? Mais quand le commissaire Verhoeven découvre enfin sa prison, Alex a disparu. Alex, plus intelligente que son bourreau. Alex qui ne pardonne rien, qui n'oublie rien, ni personne. Un thriller glaçant qui jongle avec les codes de la folie meurtrière, une mécanique diabolique et imprévisible où l'on retrouve le talent de l'auteur de Robe de marié.[Pierre Lemaitre] hisse le genre noir à une hauteur rarissime chez les écrivains français : celle où se tient la littérature.Jean-Christophe Buisson, Le Figaro magazine.Jubilatoire, littéraire, hitchcockien. Yann Plougastel, Le Monde littéraire."
  • "Commandant Camille Verhœven has nothing to go on: no suspect, no lead, rapidly diminishing hope. All he knows is that Alex Prévost was snatched off the streets of Paris and bundled into a white van. But Alex--beautiful, resourceful, tough--is no ordinary victim."
  • "In kidnapping cases, the first few hours are crucial. After that, the chances of being found alive go from slim to nearly none. Alex Prevost, beautiful, resourceful, tough, may be no ordinary victim, but her time is running out. Commandant Camille Verhoeven and his detectives have nothing to go on: no suspect, no lead, rapidly diminishing hope. All they know is that a girl was snatched off the streets of Paris and bundled into a white van. The enigma that is the fate of Alex will keep Veroeven guessing until the bitter, bitter end. And before long, saving her life will be the least of his worries. --from publisher."
  • "In kidnapping cases, the first few hours are crucial. After that, the chances of being found alive go from slim to nearly none. Alex Prevost, beautiful, resourceful, tough, may be no ordinary victim, but her time is running out. Commandant Camille Verhoeven and his detectives have nothing to go on: no suspect, no lead, rapidly diminishing hope. All they know is that a girl was snatched off the streets of Paris and bundled into a white van. The enigma that is the fate of Alex will keep Veroeven guessing until the bitter, bitter end. And before long, saving her life will be the least of his worries. --from publisher."@en

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  • "Suspense fiction"@en
  • "Suspense fiction"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Detective and mystery stories"
  • "Mystery fiction"
  • "Large type books"@en
  • "Powieść kryminalna francuska"@pl
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"

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  • "Aleks"
  • "Alex : a Commandant Camille Verhoeven mystery"@en
  • "Alex : roman"
  • "Alex : roman"@tr
  • "Long zi li de ai li si"
  • "Alex"@es
  • "Alex"
  • "Alex"@en
  • "Alex"@da
  • "Alex"@pl
  • "Long zi li de Ailisi"
  • "Sono onna arekkusu"@ja
  • "Sono onna arekkusu"
  • "Alex : A Commandant Verhoeven Thriller"@en
  • "籠子裡的愛麗絲"
  • "その女アレックス"

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