The Stone Council (Harvill Crime in Vintage (Paperback))

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As a child Diane Thiberge was the victim of an assault. Now aged 30, an ethnologist specializing in the study of predatory animals, and a woman adept in the martial arts, she believes she has at last found a meaning and purpose to her life when she decides to adopt a five-year-old Thai boy, Liu-San, whom she christens Lucien. A nightmare ensues, however. On her return to France, Lucien has an accident and is declared to be brain-dead. A series of murders make Diane realize that her son is no ordinary child, but the prey of sinister and paranormal forces.

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After Blood-red Rivers and Flight of the Storks, Jean-Christophe Grangébreaks through the barriers of the traditional thriller.

As a child Diane Thiberge was the victim of an assault. Now aged 30, an ethnologist specialising in the study of predatory animals, and a woman adept in the martial arts, she believes she has at last found a meaning and purpose to her life when she decides to adopt a five-year-old Thai boy, Liu-San, whom she christens Lucien. A nightmare ensues, however: on her return to France, Lucien has an accident and is declared to be brain-dead. A series of murders make Diane realise that her son is no ordinary child, but the prey of sinister and paranormal forces

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“A hair-raising thriller...The Stone Council encompasses telepathy, hypnosis, psychokinesis, state secrets and recondite forms of killing.... I loved it." -- Anita Brookner, The Spectator

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