A terminally ill killer has nothing to lose . . .
When Régis is told he has six months left to live, the news leaves him numb. A gifted astrophysicist but a loner, he is resigned to dying alone and unfulfilled. But then he receives a macabre offer from a beautiful stranger that changes everything. . .
Chloé represents an underground organisation that tracks down murderers who have escaped justice—and then kills them. And she wants Régis to do their dirty work.
With nothing to lose, Régis soon discovers that he has a talent for killing. He devotes his remaining time to ridding Paris of the unrepentant guilty, taking more pleasure from ending lives than he ever did from living his.
Although the clock is ticking, Régis has never felt so alive and in control. But what if he’s not as in control as he thinks? Who is really behind the mysterious organisation Chloé works for—and why have they chosen him?
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About the Author
Back in 2001, after having read Philosophy and French at the University of Leeds and realising that being able to write a decent essay on Kant’s Categorical Imperative didn’t leave her with a great many career options, Alexandra Maldwyn-Davies decided to move to Paris, where she embarked on a career in writing and translation.
She is currently working on two projects of her own: her first novel and a sourcebook, Women in Translation (a collection of writings and articles on translation from the female perspective). She has steadily built a successful freelance French-to-English literary translation business and can now boast that she does what she loves every day of her life: she tells stories.
She lives in rural Finistère with her daughter (a future bilingual genius if ever she met one) and a motley crew of thirteen rescued dogs and cats.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Something must have been lost in the translation. This book moved to slowly for me. The characters were not sympathetic nor intruiguing. The story was entertaining, but not much more.
A thriller story line to make you think. What WOULD you do with only six months to live? Right some of society's more spectacular wrongs? I think I'd agree to that proposition too. The story is a translation from French so does not flow like a book in it's original language. But, stick with it, the story picks up speed and the action is pretty tricky. Our hero asks a few questions too many along the way and could find himself with considerable less than six months left.
Chloe enlisted Regis to kill bad people because he only has 6 months to live. Yep. Regis, however, is a brilliant man- an astrophysicist- so this becomes a more elaborate situation than it might have otherwise been. Chloe might not be who she claims to be. Regis certainly becomes someone different than he was. Set in Paris (and translated from French), it's a grotesque and perversely entertaining read. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC.