German rights sold to Piper Verlag in Germany before publication !
The martyred body of a nurse is found in a warehouse : the victim has been chained up and tortured to death, and her tongue torn out. But the killer has carefully prepared and laid out the body ante-mortem. The torturer’s obsessive profile suggests he will not stop there… A woman, Franka Kehlmann, is investigating within the very masculine Commandant Carat’s section. She will have to prove herself in the field.
In its pre-publication review, the Figaro Littéraire underlined : “a suffocating rhythm, sentences like lasers […]. It is not intrigue which makes this a good story. No, the atmosphere, the relations between colleagues, the humanity, and the errors in the investigation reveal something else altogether more thrilling […]. It only remains to be said that The Archangel of Chaos, despite the darkness surrounding the case, successfully slips in a lot of tenderness and some poetry”.