The Devil's Choir: A Victor Lessard Thriller
Published by: Dundurn Press
Imprint: Dundurn Press
Sales Date: 2021-10-26
Published: October 2021
448 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 x 1.04 in
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When a young Montreal family dies in an orgy of bloody violence, all signs point to a rampage by the father. But Victor Lessard isn’t convinced. The brilliant, brooding detective suspects that others were involved in the killings. But who? And why? As Lessard struggles to solve the puzzle, the discovery of a nightmarish chamber of horrors seems to confirm that the murders are part of a wider pattern.
Meanwhile, in the Major Crimes Unit, Jacinthe Taillon is investigating the strange kidnapping of Laila François, a former street kid turned webcam girl. Could there be a connection with Lessard’s case?
With a ghost from his past making him doubt his own sanity, Lessard must evade the lethal operatives of a powerful, highly secretive organization as he races to untangle the mystery — before a diabolical killer can strike again.
Around every corner of this labyrinthine plot, a new and disturbing reality arises, including kinky sex, torture, child abuse, and a mission from God. Lessard is a damaged man, but a keen detective. Readers will hope he has a long career. Publishers Weekly
The Devil's Choir is a “complete” thriller: a very well-run plot, captivating and believable characters, impeccable suspense. Michaud is carving out a place of choice among the elite of the Quebec industry. La Presse
The atmospheric series is to Montreal what the late Swedish writer Henning Mankell’s crime novels are to Stockholm. Zoomer