By Robert Galbraith
Private investigator Cormoran Strike returns in a brand new secret from Robert Galbraith, writer of the number 1 foreign bestseller The Cuckoo's Calling.
When novelist Owen Quine is going lacking, his spouse calls in deepest detective Cormoran Strike. before everything, Mrs. Quine simply thinks her husband has long gone off via himself for a number of days—as he has performed before—and she desires Strike to discover him and convey him home.
But as Strike investigates, it turns into transparent that there's extra to Quine's disappearance than his spouse realizes. The novelist has simply accomplished a manuscript that includes toxic pen-portraits of just about every body he is aware. If the unconventional have been to be released, it can break lives—meaning that there are many those that may want him silenced.
When Quine is located brutally murdered less than extraordinary situations, it turns into a race opposed to time to appreciate the inducement of a ruthless killer, a killer in contrast to any Strike has encountered before...
A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at each flip, The Silkworm is the second one within the hugely acclaimed sequence that includes Cormoran Strike and his made up our minds younger assistant, Robin Ellacott.
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Emporté par l’impatience et la hargne, j’ai juré, blasphémé tout en donnant des coups de pied et d’épaule contre l’huis d’un bois presque noir. Je l’ai martelé à deux poings, maudissant ceux qui m’avaient désigné pour mener à bien cette enquête, m’avaient tendu ce piège, peut-être pour m’éloigner du ministère, me précipiter dans des sables mouvants afin que je m’y étouffe et y disparaisse. Moi, aveuglé, j’avais été heureux de gagner Patmos, d’échapper à la grisaille des bureaux, rêvant de mer et de soleil, de notoriété internationale, victime consentante et naïve des manigances de rivaux dont je ne soupçonnais même pas l’existence.
Je me suis tu. L’émotion m’avait saisi. Je voyais le corps de Déméter poussé, enfoncé, égorgé dans cette niche, son cercueil de pierre. � Un agneau debout comme égorgé », ai-je seulement ajouté, citant le début du verset 6 du chapitre V de l’Apocalypse de Jean. � Il avait sept cornes et sept yeux qui sont les sept esprits de Dieu envoyés à toute la terre », a complété Vassilikos. Tout à coup, une colère, une révolte nourries par l’émotion m’ont submergé. » me suis-je exclamé en m’éloignant.