Luke Mccallin

  • Sarajevo, mai 1943. Alors que les soldats des forces de l'Axe attendent le déclenchement de l'opération Schwarz - dont l'objectif est de traquer et d'éliminer tous les partisans communistes de Tito -, une jeune et célèbre journaliste croate est retrouvée chez elle sauvagement assassinée. Plaques de cheveux arrachées, marques de strangulation sur le cou, et le corps transpercé par dix-huit coups de couteau. Pour ne rien arranger, à ses côtés gît le corps sans vie d'un officier des renseignements de l'état-major allemand. Lui a été tué à bout portant.
    Cette sordide affaire risquant de faire du bruit, elle est rapidement confiée au capitaine Gregor Reinhardt, jadis l'un des meilleurs détectives de la Kripo, la section criminelle de Berlin. Mais depuis la mort de sa femme, et le départ de son fils qui a adhéré très tôt au parti nazi, ce vétéran de la Première Guerre mondiale abhorrant Hitler semble décidé à s'abîmer méthodiquement dans l'alcool. Il se lance malgré tout dans cette enquête, et s'obstine, la peur au ventre, à débusquer le tueur. Même si certains suspects, haut-placés, pourraient l'envoyer ad patres d'un simple claquement de doigts.
    A l'instar des romans de Philip Kerr ou de Dan Smith, ce polar lève le voile sur un sanglant chapitre de l'histoire et a d'ailleurs été finaliste du prestigieux prix du roman historique CWA en Angleterre à sa sortie. Premier tome d'une saga historique conduite par le personnage de Gregor Reinhardt.

  • Début 1944, à Sarajevo, le capitaine Gregor Reinhardt, officier des services de renseignements militaires, vient d'être réaffecté dans les Feldjaegerkorps, une nouvelle branche de la police militaire aux pouvoirs très étendus.
    Alors que l'armée allemande tâche de se retirer de Yougoslavie sans trop de pertes, Reinhardt est contacté par les témoins d'un massacre de civils commis, semble-t-il, par les rebelles croates Oustachis. Mais Reinhardt découvre très vite qu'il y a là bien plus qu'un simple incident de guerre.
    Quand il identifie les cinq premiers corps mutilés, son enquête commence à attirer l'attention du pouvoir. Ses amis sont arrêtés et les enjeux montent. Tandis qu'il tente de découvrir la vérité, son propre passé et ses liens avec les Oustachis menacent de ruiner ses efforts. Certains ont la mémoire longue et se souviennent trop bien de Reinhardt...

  • Les cendres de Berlin

    Luke Mccallin

    • Sixtrid
    • 28 Janvier 2021

    Berlin, 1947. L'ex-capitaine Gregor Reinhardt a retrouvé un poste d'inspecteur à la police criminelle de la ville. Dévastée par les combats, éventrée par les bombardements, Berlin est aussi divisée entre des puissances victorieuses qui veulent chacune préserver ou accroître leur influence. Les tensions augmentent, la police est déchirée par les rivalités internes tandis que les factions politiques se disputent le pouvoir et la protection des nouveaux maîtres. Quand un homme est retrouvé mort dans un immeuble en ruine, puis un autre peu de temps plus tard, Reinhardt sait que commence une enquête difficile, au milieu d'hommes et de femmes devenus très méfiants à l'égard de la police. Il semble pourtant qu'un tueur méthodique soit en liberté et la tension augmente quand on découvre que les victimes s'étaient connues pendant la guerre. Alors que d'étranges individus cherchent à utiliser son passé militaire pour le déstabiliser, Reinhardt découvre qu'alliés occidentaux et soviétiques se sont faits bien plus d'ennemis qu'ils ne le pensent et que les tragiques passions allemandes sont encore vivaces. Il comprend enfin, mais un peu tard, que cette enquête pourrait lui coûter très cher...

  • Luke McCallin, author of The Pale House and The Man from Berlin, delivers a dark, compelling thriller set in post-World War II Germany featuring ex-intelligence officer Captain Gregor Reinhardt. A year after Germany’s defeat, Reinhardt has been hired back onto Berlin’s civilian police force. The city is divided among the victorious allied powers, but tensions are growing, and the police are riven by internal rivalries as factions within it jockey for power and influence with Berlin’s new masters. When a man is found slain in a broken-down tenement, Reinhardt embarks on a gruesome investigation. It seems a serial killer is on the loose, and matters only escalate when it’s discovered that one of the victims was the brother of a Nazi scientist. Reinhardt’s search for the truth takes him across the divided city and soon embroils him in a plot involving the Western Allies and the Soviets. And as he comes under the scrutiny of a group of Germans who want to continue the war--and faces an unwanted reminder from his own past--Reinhardt realizes that this investigation could cost him everything as he pursues a killer who believes that all wrongs must be avenged… From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Amidst the chaos of World War II...
    In a land of brutality and bloodshed...
    One death can still change everything.
    In war-torn Yugoslavia, a beautiful young filmmaker and photographer-'a veritable hero to her people-'and a German officer have been brutally murdered.
    Assigned to the case is military intelligence officer Captain Gregor Reinhardt. Already haunted by his wartime actions and the mistakes he's made off the battlefield, he soon finds that his investigation may be more than just a murder-'and that the late Yugoslavian heroine may have been much more brilliant-'and treacherous-'than anyone knew.
    Maneuvering his way through a minefield of political, military, and personal agendas and vendettas, Reinhardt knows that someone is leaving a trail of dead bodies to cover their tracks. But those bloody tracks may lead Reinhardt to a secret hidden within the ranks of the powerful that they will do anything to keep.
    And his search for the truth may kill him before he ever finds it.

  • Anglais The Pale House

    McCallin Luke

    As the Nazi war machine is pushed back across Europe, defeat has become inevitable. But there are those who seek to continue the fight beyond the battlefield.
    German intelligence officer Captain Gregor Reinhardt has just been reassigned to the Feldjaegerkorps-'a new branch of the military police with far-reaching powers. His position separates him from the friends and allies he has made in the last two years, including a circle of fellow dissenting Germans who formed a rough resistance cell against the Nazis. And he needs them now more than ever.
    While retreating through Yugoslavia with the rest of the army, Reinhardt witnesses a massacre of civilians by the dreaded Ustaše-'only to discover there is more to the incident than anyone believes. When five mutilated bodies turn up, Reinhardt knows the stakes are growing more important-'and more dangerous.
    As his investigation begins to draw the attention of those in power, Reinhardt's friends and associates are made to suffer. But as he desperately tries to uncover the truth, his own past with the Ustaše threatens his efforts. Because when it comes to death and betrayal, some people have long memories. And they remember Reinhardt all too well.
    And now, Reinhardt will have to fight them once more.

  • Sarajevo, 1943, Marija Vukic, a beautiful young filmmaker and socialite, and a German officer are brutally murdered. Assigned to the case is military ntelligence fficer Captain Gregor Reinhardt. Already haunted by his wartime actions and the mistakes he's made off the battlefield, he soon finds that his investigation may be more than just a murder -and that the late Yugoslav heroine may have been more treacherous than anyone knew. Reinhardt manoeuvres his way hrough a minefield of political, military, and personal agendas and vendettas , as a trail of dead bodies leads him to a secret hidden within the ranks of the powerful -a secret they will do anything to keep. But Reinhardt has rediscovered a purpose in life once lost, and he is determined to follow the case to the end, whatever the cost may be.

  • 'BOLD, BRUTAL, BLOODY AND BRILLIANT' - Crime Review It is 1944 and German intelligence officer Captain Gregor Reinhardt has just been reassigned to the Feldjaegerkorps - a new branch of the military police with far-reaching powers. While retreating through Yugoslavia with the rest of the army, Reinhardt witnesses a massacre of civilians by the dreaded Usta¨e - only to discover there is more to the incident than anyone believes. When five mutilated bodies turn up, Reinhardt's investigation begins to draw the attention of those in power and his friends and associates are made to suffer. The stakes rise as he desperately tries to uncover the truth while his own past with the Usta¨e threatens his efforts. When it comes to death and betrayal, some people have long memories... and they remember Reinhardt all too well.

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