• L'été de Katya

    Trevanian

    L'été 1914, Jean-Marc Montjean, jeune médecin tout juste diplômé, revient s'installer à Salies, petit village du Pays basque dont il est originaire. Rapidement, il est appelé à soigner Paul Treville dont la jolie soeur jumelle, Katya, l'intrigue de plus en plus. Bien accueilli chez les Treville, le jeune homme devient un ami de la famille, qu'il fréquente assidûment en dépit d'une certaine ambiguïté dans leurs relations. Et même s'il devine derrière leur hospitalité et leurs bonnes manières un lourd et douloureux secret, il ne peut s'empêcher de tomber éperdument amoureux de Katya, quelles qu'en soient les conséquences.

    À la fois histoire d'amour et thriller psychologique, L'Été de Katya est un roman à part dans l'oeuvre de Trevanian, qui revisite avec virtuosité et nostalgie la Belle Époque et une certaine idée du romantisme.

  • Shibumi

    Trevanian

    Nicholaï Hel est l'assassin le plus doué de son époque et l'homme le plus recherché du monde. Son secret réside dans sa détermination à atteindre une forme rare d'excellence personnelle : le shibumi. Après avoir été élevé dans le Japon de l'après-guerre et initié à l'art subtil du go, il est désormais retiré dans sa forteresse du Pays basque. Il se retrouve alors traqué par une organisation internationale de terreur et d'anéantissement - la Mother Company - et doit se préparer à un ultime affrontement.

    Shibumi, le chef-d'oeuvre de Trevanian, est un formidable roman d'espionnage et une critique acerbe de l'Amérique. Avec, toujours, l'intelligence et l'humour noir qui sont la marque de fabrique de cet auteur exceptionnel.

  • La sanction

    Trevanian

    Professeur d'art et alpiniste de renommée internationale, Jonathan Hemlock est surtout un tueur spécialisé dans les sanctions :
    L'assassinat d'agents ennemis pour le compte de l'organisation secrète CII. En représailles du meurtre d'un agent du CII, Jonathan doit infliger une nouvelle sanction. Sa cible fait partie d'une équipe qui va tenter l'ascension d'une des plus dangereuses montagnes des Alpes, l'Eiger par la face Nord. Hemlock se joint à cette expédition en vue d'exécuter sa mission. Seul problème : il ignore lequel de ses trois compagnons de cordée est l'homme à abattre.

  • En 1898, au coeur des montagnes du Wyoming, la petite bourgade de Twenty-Mile dépérit en même temps que s'épuise sa mine d'argent. C'est donc avec scepticisme que ses quinze derniers habitants considèrent l'arrivée inopinée d'un jeune étranger bien décidé à se faire une place parmi eux. Mais le danger vient d'ailleurs :
    Trois tueurs au sang froid, échappés de prison, s'abattent sur la ville pour y attendre le prochain convoi chargé de minerai. L'isolement de Twenty-Mile, encore renforcé par une terrible tempête, va coûter cher à ses habitants pris au piège.

  • The main

    Trevanian

    Années 1970, Montréal. La "Main", autre nom du boulevard Saint-Laurent, est la colonne vertébrale d'un quartier où prostituées, escrocs minables et clochards cohabitent avec les ouvriers et des immigrants. Bourdonnant d'accents divers, mouvant et bruyant comme la foule qui s'y presse, la Main connaît aussi son lot de crimes. Depuis trente ans, le lieutenant Claude LaPointe le parcourt en veillant jalousement sur «son» quartier. Accompagné d'un jeune policier qui s'étonne de ses méthodes peu orthodoxes, LaPointe enquête sur un meurtre. Une affaire d'apparence banale qui le conduira face à ses propres démons et le poussera peut-être à accepter l'inacceptable.

  • L'expert

    Trevanian

    Jonathan Hemlock, génial alpiniste et collectionneur d'art, trouve les moyens d'assouvir ses passions en exécutant des assassinats pour le compte d'une mystérieuse organisation. De passage en Angleterre, Hemlock se voit assigner une mission qui vient de coûter la vie à un agent des services secrets britanniques tué de manière atroce. Lancé sur la piste de films compromettant de hauts dignitaires du Royaume, il devra exécuter une nouvelle et ultime "sanction". Sa cible : l'élite des criminels londoniens pervertie par la débauche.

  • College professor, art collector, mountaineer, and freelance assassin Jonathan Hemlock takes on an assignment that means a perilous climb up the Eiger Mountain with a climbing party that includes his quarry. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

  • Anglais Shibumi

    Trevanian

    Forced out of retirement, a reluctant assassin must face his most dangerous enemy. Nicolai Hel is a westerner brought up in Japan and is the protégé of a Japanese Go master. Hel survived the destruction of Hiroshima to emerge as the world's most artful lover and its most accomplished assassin. Hel is a genius, a mystic, and a master of language and culture, and his secret is his determination to attain a rare kind of personal excellence, a state of effortless perfection known only as shibumi. Now living in an isolated mountain fortress, Hel is unwillingly drawn back into the life he'd tried to leave behind when a beautiful young stranger arrives at his door, seeking help and refuge. It soon becomes clear that Hel is being tracked by a deadly force -- a sinister organisation known only as the Mother Company. The battle lines are drawn: ruthless power and corruption on one side, and on the other . . .shibumi.

  • A westerner raised in Japan, he survived the destruction of Hiroshima to emerge as the world's most artful lover and its most accomplished assassin. His greatest desire is to attain a state of effortless perfection . . . shibumi. But he is about to face his most sinister and corrupt enemy -- a supermonolith of espionage and monopoly bent on destroying
    him. . . .
    From the Paperback edition.

  • Anglais Satori

    Trevanian Don Winslow

    A gripping thriller that follows assassin Nicholai Hel across Asia as he fights to regain his freedom.Sugamo Prison, Japan, October 1951. Nicholai Hel has spent the last three years in solitary confinement for the murder of his mentor. A formidable assassin as well as a master of hoda korosu or 'naked kill', he has developed a supreme awareness of the presence of danger. Suddenly offered the chance of freedom, he feels it now as never before...Overseen by Haverford, his American spymaster he must go to Beijing and kill the Soviet Union's commissioner to China. In a landscape primed for war this is a suicide mission he has no choice but to accept.Can Hel succeed in winning his freedom and if so, at what cost? And can he ever achieve his ultimate goal of satori - the possibility of true understanding and harmony with the world?

  • Legendary writer Trevanian brings readers his most personal novel yet: a funny, deeply felt, often touching autobiographical novel destined to become a classic American coming-of-age story.
    The place is Albany, New York. The year is 1936. Six-year-old Jean-Luc LaPointe, his little sister, and their spirited but vulnerable young mother have been abandoned--again--by his father, a charmer and a con artist. With no money and no family willing to take them in, the LaPointes manage to create a fragile nest at 238 North Pearl Street. For the next eight years, through the Great Depression and Second World War, they live in the heart of the Irish slum, with its ward heelers, unemployment, and grinding poverty. As Jean-Luc discovers, it's a neighborhood of "crazyladies": Miss Cox, the feared and ridiculed teacher who ignites his imagination; Mrs. Kane, who runs a beauty parlor/fortune-telling salon in the back of her husband's grocery store; Mrs. Meehan, the desperate, harried matriarch of a thuggish family across the street; lonely Mrs. McGivney, who spends every day tending to her catatonic husband, a veteran of the Great War; and Jean-Luc's own unconventional, vivacious mother.
    Jean-Luc is a voracious reader who never stops dreaming of a way out of the slum. He gradually takes on responsibility for the family's survival with a mix of bravery and resentment while his mom turns from spells of illness and depression to eager planning for the day when "our ship will com in." It's a heartfelt and unforgettable look back at one child's life in the 1930s and '40s, a story that will be remembered long after the last page is turned.
    Look for these Trevanian classics from Three Rivers Press: Shibumi, The Eiger Sanction, The Loo Sanction, The Summer of Katya, and The Main.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Superior suspense on almost every page... the hero is a masterpiece of conflicting qualities something for everyone' NEW YORK TIMES--'The only writer of airport paperbacks to be compared to Zola, Ian Fleming, Poe and Chaucer' NEW YORK TIMES-- 'Trevanian can write hoops around Ian Fleming' BOSTON GLOBE Jonathan Hemlock lives in a renovated Gothic church on Long Island. He is an art professor, a mountain climber and a mercenary, performing assassinations for money to augment his black-market art collection. But now he is being tricked into a hazardous assignment that necessitates climbing one of the most treacherous mountains in the Alps - the Eiger. Part thriller and part satire, The Eiger Sanction is a breathtakingly suspenseful read written with Trevanian s customary pzazz and boasting a magnificent cast of characters.

  • In the summer of 1914 Jean-Marc Montjean, a recent graduate from medical school, arrives in the Basque village of Salies in the French Pyrenees to assist the village physician. His first assignment is to treat the brother of a beautiful young woman called Katya Treville. As he comes to know his patient's family, he begins to realise that they are haunted by an old, dark secret -- but he can't help falling deeply in love with Katya. Montjean is warned away from any attempt at romantic involvement by Katya's family, but he is young, hopeful, in love, and certain that his feelings are reciprocated. When he learns that the Trevilles are planning to leave the village forever, he insists on a final meeting with Katya. During that meeting, the family's secret is revealed, and idyllic romance becomes shattering nightmare. The chilling denouement, reminiscent of Hitchcock at his best, will stay with the reader long after the last page is turned.

  • Anglais The Main

    Trevanian Kràl

    Masterpiece' WASHINGTON POST--'The Main held me from the opening page' CHICAGO TRIBUNE--'The only writer of airport paperbacks to be compared to Zola, Ian Fleming, Poe and Chaucer' NEW YORK TIMES--'A literary jester, a magnificent tale-teller, whose range of interests was vast and whose scope for bafflement was formidable.' INDEPENDENT--'Trevanian's sharply tuned sense of character and milieu gives the book a vivid life granted to only the finest of serious fiction.' WASHINGTON POST The Main is Montreal's teeming underworld, where the dark streets echo with cries in a dozen languages, with the quick footsteps of thieves and the whispers of prostitutes. It is a world where violence and brutality are a way of life. To the people of the Main, police lieutenant Claude LaPointe is judge, jury, father confessor and avenging angel. When a cold-blooded murderer invades LaPointe's territory, he is forced to examine his long-held beliefs and secrets and to confront his own loneliness and mortality. With a cast of unforgettable supporting characters and an unusual and remarkable hero, The Main is another gripping tale of death and danger, of action and mystery, by the incomparable Trevanian.

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