February 7, 2015

Spotlight + Giveaway: Bred to Kill by Franck Thilliez

Hey everyone! Today I'm highlighting a fantastic new book by Franck Thilliez! BRED TO KILL is the sequel to the international bestseller Syndrome E. Read on for information on both books and then enter to a set of both copies!

Bred to Kill
Author: Franck Thilliez
Genre: Suspense/Thriller
Release Date: January 12, 2015
Publisher: Viking Adult


The shocking sequel to the runaway international bestseller Syndrome E

Syndrome E’s Lucie Henebelle and Inspector Sharko have reunited to take on the case of the brutal murder of Eva Louts, a promising graduate student who was killed while working at a primate research center outside of Paris. But what first appears to be a vicious animal attack soon proves to be something more sinister. What was Eva secretly researching? Was she tracking three fanatical scientists who control a thirty-thousand-year-old virus with plans to unleash it into the world?

With his unmatched ability to inject cutting-edge science into his novels, Thilliez draws on genetics, paleontology, and the dark side of human nature to create this smart, adrenaline-fueled thriller. Bred to Kill moves from the rain-slick streets of Paris to the heart of the Alps to the remote
Amazon jungle, as Lucie and Sharko work to solve the murder—before whoever killed Eva comes for them.


“Exceptional…[Bred to Kill] shines as a thought-provoking, brilliant piece of speculative fiction. Thilliez plumbs humanity’s dark side without relying on familiar conventions of plot and character.”   —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Paleontology has rarely been this exciting…leaving us eager to have the rest of [Thilliez’s] efforts released in the U.S.” —Kirkus

“Thoughtful, intricate…fine, brooding scenes of menace and mystery; interludes of dazzling police work; and a chilling afterthought: What are these scientist folks in their white coats really up to?” —Booklist

“Crichton fuses with `True Detective’ in a hammering hard-science thriller where the heart of darkness lies not in the soul, but in the genes. Thilliez engineers a winner.”
Scott Sigler, New York Times-bestselling author of the Infected trilogy

“Franck Thilliez has combined a crime of staggering violence, an ancient mystery, and a lost Amazonian tribe and created a truly frightening thriller, both for the intensity of the tale and the potential genetic vulnerability it reveals. Bred to Kill is a smart science-thriller that makes the reader question, `Could this be real?’ Highly recommended."
—Jeremy Robinson, author of Island 731 and SecondWorld

Don't Forget to Check Out Book #1:

Syndrome E
Author: Franck Thilliez
Genre: Suspense/Thriller
Release Date: April 29, 2014 (paperback)
Publisher: Penguin Books


The classic procedural meets cutting-edge science in this runaway international bestseller

A breakout bestseller in France, Syndrome E is a taut thriller with cinematic echoes—from The Manchurian Candidate to the Bourne series—that uncovers a shocking chapter in the history of neuroscience.

Lucie Henebelle, single mother and beleaguered detective, has just about enough on her plate when she receives a phone call from an ex-lover. Lucie’s old friend has developed a case of hysterical blindness after watching a mysterious film from the 1950s. Embedded in the movie are subliminal images so heinous that Lucie, with the help of brooding profiler Inspector Franck Sharko, is determined to get to the bottom of it—especially when nearly everyone connected to the film starts turning up dead.

Franck Thilliez is the author of several bestselling novels in his native France, where he lives. Visit www.franckthilliez.com.

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Mark Polizzotti has translated more than forty books, including most recently Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano’s Suspended Sentences, and has written for The Wall Street Journal, among other publications.  

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 Giveaway: (1) Winner will receive print copies of Bred to Kill and Syndrome E (Bred to Kill will be hardcover; Syndrome E will be paperback) - Open to US/CAN only!
 *A huge thank you to Viking Books for providing the prizes for the giveaway!*


1 comment:

  1. Wow! These sound freakin fantastic. I love a good thriller and I'd be beyond thrilled to win and read these. Thanks for sharing a new author. I'' head over to Goodreads and check these out now:)
    Crossin fingers and toes to win. LOL