By Eliette Abécassis
Qui a tué Carl Rudolf Schiller, un théologien berlinois de renommée mondiale, et coupé soigneusement son cadavre en deux ? Raphaël Zimmer, un jeune historien spécialiste de los angeles Seconde Guerre mondiale, se laisse convaincre par son ami, le journaliste Félix Werner, de l'aider dans son enquête.
De Paris à Washington, de Rome à Berlin, ils vont rencontrer des théologiens juifs et catholiques, des historiens, rescapés des camps nazis, des résistants et d'anciens collaborateurs. Enfin apparaît Lisa Perlman, sculpteur, determine lumineuse dont Raphaël s'éprend, et dont l. a. famille semble détenir des secrets and techniques qui pourraient permettre d'élucider ce meurtre.
Mais au-delà de l'amour, Raphaël, Félix et tous les autres sont confrontés au problème terrifiant du Mal. Le Mal, qui, entre ceux qui tentent de dire l. a. Shoah et ceux qui se murent dans le silence, ceux qui veulent croire encore en Dieu et ceux qui ont perdu l. a. foi, proceed à frayer son chemin dans le monde...
Après l'immense succès de Qumran, Eliette Abécassis nous donne un deuxième roman passionnant comme un mystery, en même temps qu'une réflexion aiguë et lucide sur les valeurs et les désarrois de notre temps.
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No, I mean it. He’s so warm, he has so much vitality - perfect for communicating with an audience. ’ ‘Oh, believe me, I can see why Melissa fell for him. ’ She giggled and added. ‘Nick did it deliberately, you know. ’ Harry thought it politic to feign surprise. Sophie was not saying anything he hadn’t guessed the night before. But he was interested that she was frank enough to put conjecture into words. ’ Sophie didn’t bother to hide her glee. ‘Nick’s a hunk and I love his bones, but he does like to be the centre of attention.
Simply give me the word and I’ll ask Melissa to fix it. Baz Gilbert has the most listeners, more than ever since he gave up his late night show and moved to early mornings. You can review the newspapers, ask Baz to spin your favourite disc, give Crusoe and Devlin a plug. Go on, it’ll do your image a power of good. I’m on Pop In myself next week - same idea, spread the word about my business. The oxygen of publicity, to coin a phrase. ’ But he could hardly deny knowing the name. Baz Gilbert had done the rounds of the Merseyside media; after reporting on pop for the Daily Post and spending a couple of years with Radio City, he’d started a midnight phone-in programme on Radio Merseyside before moving back to the commercial side when Nick Folley had launched the city’s third station.
He cursed Finbar. What was the bugger up to now? He resented being dragged into the deception of Melissa. But he wasn’t prepared to take it up with Finbar - he had other things to think about. He turned to the Graham-Brown file. Conveyancing was foreign to Harry. By temperament, as well as training, he was a litigator; someone who liked to work with people rather than documents of title, preferring the quirks and inconsistencies of human beings to those of the law of real property. Yet Jim’s files were organised with a neatness and method unexpected in a big, ungainly man and it did not take him long to pull together the strands of the transaction.