A noir novel in the tradition of James Ellroy or Dennis Lehane, with many fascinating ramifications, which takes you on the trail of a serial killer in love with macabre beauty.
At nightfall, a raft enters Lyon carried by the black waters of the Saône. On the boat, flaming torches, a wooden cross, a mutilated body superbly decorated with the delicate design of an orchid. The crucified of the Saone, macabre and fantastical staging, becomes the challenge of captain Alain Dubac and his team. Six of them investigate to find out who is the man thus found and who is his executioner, the craziest case they have ever worked on. They then set out in a race against time to stop a killer who will force them to go against all the rules and their deepest convictions.
Carried by François Médéline’s brilliant and explosive pen, L’ange rouge invites its reader to a hallucinated dive among the shadows of the city and the wounded souls struggling there.