By Yves Ballu
« L’Everest, pour des mecs qui n’en ont rien à battre de los angeles montagne, y’a pas pire châtiment ! »
Basile, un consultant d’origine citadine reconverti en éducateur de rue, les a prévenus. Mais avec une best de a hundred 000 cash à l. a. clé, Freddo, Karim et Kevin qui n’ont jamais mis les pieds en montagne, sont prêts à prendre tous les risques. C’est précisément ce qu’escomptait le président Laurier, sponsor de cette expédition inconceivable. Il espère ainsi venger sa fille Caroline qu’ils ont sauvagement agressée dans le RER.
Pour Basile, il s’agit d’un double problem : ramener les trois voyous sains et saufs, et les conduire sur le chemin de los angeles rédemption par l. a. montagne. Ce qu’il n’avait pas prévu, c’est los angeles rencontre à huit mille mètres d’altitude avec un alpiniste en perdition et les conséquences dramatiques de sa décision... Parfois, les hommes sont plus dangereux que l. a. montagne, automobile l. a. montagne ne connaît ni haine, ni vengeance.
Après deux romans à succès, Yves Ballu, auteur reconnu et primé par tous les jurys de littérature de montagne (Grand Prix de l. a. littérature sportive, palme d’or du competition de Trente, Prix de l’Alpe, deux fois Grand Prix du salon du livre de Passy, etc.) confirme son paintings consommé du mystery de montagne, un style qu’il a profondément renouvelé au aspect de devenir une référence en los angeles matière.
Puisant ses ingrédients dans l’histoire de l’alpinisme, les accommodant avec une maîtrise jubilatoire du suspense, il vous emmènera très haut et très loin... et certainement pas là où vous pensiez le suivre, dans ce roman travel à journey drôle et triste, tendre et puissant, étonnant, détonnant.
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