Blood Red River by Jean-Christophe Grange
Pierre Niemans is the ex-golden boy of the Parisian police commando squad but his brutal methods of dealing with suspects are being investigated by his superiors. Under a cloud, he is sent to the university town of Guernon in the French Alps. In a fissure of a glacier outside the town a horrifying discovery has been made a mutilated and naked corpse and the enigmatic message, Blood-Red Rivers. Niemans joins forces with Karim Abdouf, a young ruffian turned maverick police inspector, who has arrived in Guernon on an apparently unrelated investigation into the desecration of a child s tomb. Another body is found frozen in the glacier. Is this the work of a satanic sect or simply of enraged killers? In Jean-Christophe Grange s exceptional suspense novel, Niemans unravels the depths of the past and finds his way to a truth beyond the realms of the imaginable.