The next raucous, twisty crime novel from the master of the Quebec thriller! Rebellious cop Victor Lessard pursues a ruthless hunter who stalks the streets of Montreal.
“With its memorable characters, rich atmosphere, and shrewd plot, Without Blood is a welcome addition to Montreal noir.” — KATHY REICHS
“A strong Montreal setting and a twisty, dual-strand plot that keeps you guessing.” — PETER ROBINSON
A senior administrator is stabbed to death in his office at the Montreal General Hospital. In the east end of the city, a dead man is found in the trunk of a stolen BMW. A young woman is hospitalized after an apparent hit and run, but despite her doctor’s objections, she refuses treatment and sets off on a desperate search for the man who helped her.
Montreal police detective Victor Lessard and his team of investigators work to find the common thread linking these seemingly unrelated cases. It quickly becomes apparent that there’s no time to lose: a ruthless hunter has come to town, he’s spotted his prey, and he’s waiting for the right moment to close in for the kill.
Martin Michaud is a bestselling author, screenwriter, musician, and former lawyer. His critically acclaimed Victor Lessard series has won numerous awards, including the Arthur Ellis Award and the Prix Saint-Pacôme for Crime Fiction, and is the basis for the award-winning French-language TV series Victor Lessard. He lives in Montreal.
Without Blood is a genre-busting novel that lies somewhere between a traditional police procedural and a paranormal flight of fancy ... will appeal to readers in search of a challenging puzzle and a gripping, atmospheric thriller.
A success from the first page to the last!... Three plot lines and numerous destinies are woven together in this captivating and remarkable thriller.
With its memorable characters, rich atmosphere, and shrewd plot, Without Blood is a welcome addition to Montreal noir.
With a strong Montreal setting and a twisty, dual-strand plot that keeps you guessing, Martin Michaud's Without Blood is the real thing. Join me in offering a warm welcome to Victor Lessard as he joins the ranks of fictional detectives.
The story is told in quick snippets (the classic thousand-piece puzzle) and keeps us turning pages well into the night.
The atmospheric series is to Montreal what the late Swedish writer Henning Mankell’s crime novels are to Stockholm.
Of all the thriller novels I've read over the past few years, I can recommend no other as highly as this one.
A gripping plot … well-written and captivating.
Atmospheric and compelling, Without Blood is a spine-chilling read with an intensely memorable cast.
Drawing on his Montreal background, Michaud has woven an intricate tale that slides back and forth in time, and is told from multiple viewpoints. It will appeal to readers in search of a challenging puzzle and a gripping thriller.
Michaud keeps the reader guessing as to what's real and what's dream. Those who like their mysteries with a surreal touch will be rewarded.