Barry Sutton, flic désabusé de la police new-yorkaise, enquête sur une vague de suicides engendrée par le Syndrome des Faux Souvenirs, une maladie neurologique inexpliquée dont les victimes se remémorent une vie qu'ils n'ont jamais vécue. Parallèlement, Helena Smith, une neurologue travaillant sur la mémoire, est recrutée par le richissime Marcus Slade pour développer un dispositif permettant d'enregistrer les souvenirs, officiellement pour lutter contre la maladie d'Alzheimer. Mais Slade comprend bientôt que cette invention peut faire bien plus que cela, et ses ambitions font peser sur la réalité elle-même un danger inouï. Seuls Helena et Barry, en joignant leurs forces, ont une chance de l'arrêter...
Un soir, en rentrant chez lui, Jason Dessen, professeur de physique, est agressé et kidnappé par un inconnu masqué. Quand il reprend connaissance, tout a changé : Daniela n'est plus sa femme, leur fils Charlie n'est jamais né, et Jason lui-même est un physicien de premier plan à l'aube d'une découverte fondamentale. Que lui est-il arrivé? Qui lui a volé sa vie, et pourquoi? Les réponses à ces questions entraîneront Jason sur les multiples chemins d'un voyage extraordinaire, au cours duquel il devra se confronter à son plus dangereux ennemi : lui-même.
Blake Crouch nous offre avec Dark Matter une interprétation moderne du thriller scientifique, à mi-chemin entre Philip K. Dick et Michael Crichton.
Upgrade is the new mind-bending thriller from Blake Crouch, author of the bestselling Dark Matter and Recursion. ''You are the next step in human evolution. . ." At first, Logan Ramsay isn''t sure if anything''s different. He just feels a little sharper. Better able to concentrate. Better at multitasking. Reading a bit faster, memorizing better, needing less sleep. But before long, he can''t deny it: something''s happening to his brain. To his body. He''s starting to see the world, and those around him, even those he loves most, in whole new ways. The truth is, Logan''s genome has been hacked. And there''s a reason he''s been targeted for this upgrade. A reason that goes back decades to the darkest part of his past, and a horrific family legacy. Worse still, what''s happening to him is just the first step in a much larger plan, one to inflict the same changes on humanity at large, and at a terrifying cost. Because of what Logan''s becoming, he''s the one person in the world capable of stopping what''s been set in motion. But to have a chance at winning this war, he''ll have to become something other than himself. And even as he''s fighting, he can''t help wondering: what if humanity''s only hope for a future really does lie in engineering our own evolution...
B>The final book of the smash-hit Wayward Pines trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter and Recursion/b>br>br>Welcome to Wayward Pines, the last town.br>;br>Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrived in Wayward Pines, Idaho, three weeks ago. In this town, people are told who to marry, where to live, where to work. Their children are taught that David Pilcher, the town''s creator, is god. No one is allowed to leave; even asking questions can get you killed.br>;br>But Ethan has discovered the astonishing secret of what lies beyond the electrified fence that surrounds Wayward Pines and protects it from the terrifying world beyond. It is a secret that has the entire population completely under the control of a madman and his army of followers, a secret that is about to come storming through the fence to wipe out this last, fragile remnant of humanity.
The second book of the smash-hit Wayward Pines trilogy, from the Welcome to Wayward Pines, population 461. Nestled amidst picture-perfect mountains, the idyllic town is a modern-day Eden...except for the electrified fence and razor wire, snipers scoping everything 24/7, and the relentless surveillance tracking each word and gesture.
None of the residents know how they got here. They are told where to work, how to live, and who to marry. Some believe they are dead. Others think they''re trapped in an unfathomable experiment. Everyone secretly dreams of leaving, but those who dare face a terrifying surprise.
Ethan Burke has seen the world beyond. He''s sheriff, and one of the few who knows the truth--Wayward Pines isn''t just a town. And what lies on the other side of the fence is a nightmare beyond anyone''s imagining.
Ethan Burke se réveille amnésique. Il se rappelle peu à peu qu'il est un agent venu enquêter sur la disparition de deux de ses collègues dans la petite bourgade de Wayward Pines. Son accident de voiture ne lui a causé que des blessures superficielles, mais l'hôpital ne veut pas le relâcher, le shérif ne veut pas lui rendre ses papiers, et il lui est impossible de joindre sa famille...
Wayward Pines est un village idyllique, si ce n'est que son accès est fermé à tous et surveillé par des snipers 24 heures sur 24. Aucun des résidents ne sait pourquoi ni comment il est arrivé là. Ethan Burke, le shérif, est l'un des rares à avoir vu l'extérieur et à connaître la vérité sur cette ville. ©Electre 2016
B>'Brilliant. . . I think Blake Crouch just invented something new.' - Lee Child, author of the /b>b>Jack Reacher series./b>b>From Blake Crouch, the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy, Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human - a relentlessly surprising thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we'll go to claim the lives we dream of, perfect for fans of Stranger Things and Ready Player One./b>'Are you happy in your life?'br>Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. br>Before he awakes to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. br>Before the man he's never met smiles down at him and says, 'Welcome back.'In this world he's woken up to, Jason's life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.Is it this world or the other that's the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could've imagined - one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the bestselling author of Dark Matter and the Wayward Pines trilogy comes a relentless thriller about time, identity, and memory--his most mind-boggling, irresistible work to date, and the inspiration for Shondalands upcoming Netflix film. Gloriously twisting . . . a heady campfire tale of a novel.-- The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Time NPR BookRiot Reality is broken. At first, it looks like a disease. An epidemic that spreads through no known means, driving its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived. But the force thats sweeping the world is no pathogen. Its just the first shock wave, unleashed by a stunning discovery--and whats in jeopardy is not our minds but the very fabric of time itself. In New York City, Detective Barry Sutton is closing in on the truth--and in a remote laboratory, neuroscientist Helena Smith is unaware that she alone holds the key to this mystery . . . and the tools for fighting back. Together, Barry and Helena will have to confront their enemy--before they, and the world, are trapped in a loop of ever-growing chaos. Praise for Recursion An action-packed, brilliantly unique ride that had me up late and shirking responsibilities until I had devoured the last page . . . a fantastic read. --Andy Weir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian Another profound science-fiction thriller. Crouch masterfully blends science and intrigue into the experience of what it means to be deeply human. -- Newsweek Definitely not one to forget when youre packing for vacation . . . [Crouch] breathes fresh life into matters with a mix of heart, intelligence, and philosophical musings. -- Entertainment Weekly A trippy journey down memory lane . . . [Crouchs] intelligence is an able match for the challenge hes set of overcoming the structure of time itself. -- Time Wildly entertaining . . . another winning novel from an author at the top of his game. -- AV Club