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About the book
In the international bestseller, Syndrome E by Franck Thilliez and translated by Mark Polizzotti, beleaguered detective and single mom, Lucie Henebelle, has enough on her plate with one daughter in the hospital and another off at summer camp for the first time when she receives a panicked call from an ex-lover. Ludovic, a die hard cinema buff, has developed a case of hysterical blindness after watching an extremely rare and violent film from the 1950s. Lucie begins an investigation into this strange movie that quickly reveals itself to be much more than meets the eye—literally. Embedded within the film are layers of subliminal images that are so unspeakably violent and heinous that Lucie realizes she must get to the bottom of it—especially when nearly everyone who comes into contact with the film turns up dead.
Meanwhile, deep in the woods outside Paris, the bodies of five men have been discovered in horrific condition: bound together, their hands, eyes and brains have been stolen. Inspector Franck Sharko—a brooding, broken analyst for the Paris police department—has his work cut out for him chasing down the perpetrators while contending with the demons from his past that haunt him daily. When he receives a call from a tough, yet vulnerable, female detective in Lille regarding a strange film that has an even stranger connection to the murdered men in the woods, he quickly realizes that this case will challenge him professionally and personally in ways that he could never have imagined.
In this tremendously exciting and sophisticated thriller, Thilliez explores the origins of violence through cutting-edge and popular science. Syndrome E is a fast-paced novel that is rich with both shocking plot twists and profound questions about the nature of humanity.